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Bundesliga schedule 2020: What matches are on today? Times, TV channels to watch soccer in USA

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The Bundesliga is finally back, giving German soccer fans, English soccer fans and pretty much anyone looking for live sports action a reason to get excited.

Here's a complete guide to Bundesliga's game schedule for Matchday 27, including the start times and TV channels to watch soccer in the United States.

MORE: Watch Bundesliga matches live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Bundesliga schedule 2020

(All times Eastern Standard Time)

Friday, May 22

The Berlin Derby will kick off Matchday 27 on Friday in a battle between teams jockeying for position to claim the last Europa League spot. With a 3-0 win over Hoffenheim last Saturday, Hertha Berlin jumped Union Berlin in the table and currently sits in 11th place on 31 points. Union Berlin, a newly promoted side, will look to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Bayern last Sunday and try to regain position over its rivals. Both teams are within a shout of catching up to sixth-place Wolfsburg (39 points), so a win in the Berlin Derby would be crucial.

Time (ET)GameTV Channel/Live stream
2:30 p.m.Hertha Berlin vs. Union BerlinFS2, Fox Deportes, fuboTV

Saturday, May 23

You'll want to get up early to catch the Saturday morning fixtures. Take your pick of top-six battles at 9:30 a.m. ET; there's third-place Borussia Monchengladbach vs. fifth-place Bayer Leverkusen on FS2, and there's sixth-place Wolfsburg hosting second-place Borussia Dortmund on FS1. For those with Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Soccer Match Pass, you can catch Freiburg, coming off an impressive draw with RB Leipzig, take on Werder Bremen, and you can also watch Paderborn take on Hoffenheim. Then, once you've had your fill of morning games, you can watch Bayern Munich take on mid-table Eintracht Frankfurt at 12:30 p.m. on FS1.

Time (ET)GameTV Channel
9:30 a.m.Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Bayer LeverkusenFS2, FOX Deportes, fuboTV
9:30 a.m.Wolfsburg vs. Borussia DortmundFS1, TUDN USA, UniMas, fuboTV
9:30 a.m.Freiburg vs. Werder BremenFox Soccer Plus, fuboTV
9:30 a.m.Paderborn vs. HoffenheimFox Soccer Match Pass
12:30 p.m.Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht FrankfurtFS1, FOX Deportes, fuboTV

Sunday, May 24

Early risers on Sunday can treat themselves to a trio of games on FS1. Schalke will start the day at 7:30 a.m. ET looking for a bounceback performance against Augsburg following their 4-0 loss to Dortmund. At 9:30 a.m., RB Leipzig will aim to get back in the title race with a win at Mainz, while Mainz will try to gain separation from Fortuna Dusseldorf in the relegation battle. Speaking of Dusseldorf, it will travel to face Cologne at 11:30 a.m. to cap off the day's fixtures.

TimeGameTV Channel/Live Stream
7:30 a.m.Schalke vs. AugsburgFS1 TUDN, fuboTV
9:30 a.m.Mainz vs. RB LeipzigFS1, FOX Deportes, fuboTV
11:30 a.m.Cologne vs. Fortuna DusseldorfFS1, TUDN, fuboTV

How to watch Bundesliga soccer in the USA

For those with cable or satellite service, FOX will have you covered throughout the weekend on FS1 and FS2. Those with access to FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer Match Pass can also watch the games. Those without cable or satellite looking to stream the games can do so on fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Bundesliga standings

Bayern Munich currently sits at the top of the table with 58 points, but it's far from over. The Bavarians still have to face three of the other top five sides: at second-place Borussia Dortmund (54 points), at fifth-place Leverkusen (50 points) and at home against third-place Borussia Monchengladbach (52 points), so the title, as well as the fourth Champions League spot, is still up for grabs.

Toward the middle of the table is a battle for sixth-place to claim the last Europa League spot. Wolfsburg currently holds the position, but only nine points separates them from 12th-place Union Berlin, so it's a tight contest.

At the bottom are Paderborn and Werder Bremen, though Bremen has a game in hand on 16th-place Fortuna Dusseldorf and only trails by five points. The team that finishes 16th at the end of the season plays in a relegation playoff with the third-place team in Bundesliga 2.

Pos.TeamGamesPointsWinsDrawsLossesGoal Difference
1Bayern Munich26581844+49
2Borussia Dortmund26541664+39
3Borussia Monchengladbach26521646+21
4RB Leipzig26511493+36
5Bayer Leverkusen26501556+18
6Wolfsburg26391097+5
7Freiburg26 371079-1
8Schalke26379107-7
9Hoffenheim263510511-11
10Cologne263310313-6
11Hertha Berlin26318711-13
12Union Berlin26309314-11
13Eintracht Frankfurt25288413-5
14Augsburg26277613-17
15Mainz26278315-19
16Fortuna Dusseldorf26235813-23
17Werder Bremen25184615-31
18Paderborn26174517-24