When does the Bundesliga 2022/23 start? Schedule of the season for Germany’s top division

With summer flying by and the transfer window getting longer and longer, the 2022/23 European club season is fast approaching.

The German top flight will start play in early August, having moved up slightly to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Bayern Munich are ten-time defending champions and have won the Bundesliga title uninterruptedly since 2012/13. Borussia Dortmund had won the championship two years earlier, but Bayern have dominated since then. Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski has been the league’s top scorer for five straight years, although his time at Bayern may be over.

Sporting News brings you everything you need to know about the start of the German Bundesliga.

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When does the Bundesliga 2022/23 start?

The German top league starts the 2022/23 season on Friday, August 5, 2022. In the opening game, defending champions Bayern Munich meet UEFA Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt.

The remaining games of the league’s opening round will take place between Saturday 6 August and Sunday 7 August, with the 16 other Bundesliga teams in action. The Berlin derby at the start of the season between Union Berlin and Hertha BSC is part of the series of games.

The eagerly awaited The Classics matches between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern are scheduled for the weekend of October 8th (in Dortmund) and April 1st (in Munich).

The Bundesliga is planned Completion of the 2022-23 campaign on May 28, 2023with all 18 teams listed to play games simultaneously.

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Bundesliga opening weekend schedule (5 August to 7 August)

  • Eintracht Frankfurt versus Bayern Munich
  • Borussia Dortmund versus Bayer Leverkusen
  • Union Berlin versus Hertha Berlin
  • FC Cologne vs Schalke 04
  • Borussia Monchengladbach vs. TSG Hoffenheim
  • VfL Wolfsburg versus Werder Bremen
  • VfL Bochum versus FSV Mainz 05
  • FC Augsburg versus SC Freiburg
  • VfB Stuttgart versus RB Leipzig

When is the DFL Supercup 2022?

The season opener between the reigning champions and the DFB Cup winners will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2022. This game typically takes place a week before the opening round of Bundesliga action and signals the start of the new season.

This year, the game will feature holders Bayern Munich and holders DFB Cup winners RB Leipzig, two clubs who are also expected to compete at the top of the Bundesliga.

The game usually takes place in the home stadium of the cup winners and RB Leipzig hosts the game in the Red Bull Arena.

FC Bayern Munich won the DFL Supercup last year after winning it nine years in a row. Last year, Bayern beat rivals Borussia Dortmund 3-1 behind a brace from Robert Lewandowski.

When will the Bundesliga pause for the 2022 World Cup?

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup set to be played in November and December (21 Nov – 18 Dec), leagues around the world will be forced to take a break for the world’s biggest sporting event.

The tournament was moved from its usual summer tournament to the winter due to the summer heat in host country Qatar, which will host the first-ever World Cup in the Middle East.

The Bundesliga announced it would pause the season in mid-November, with finals scheduled over the weekend of November 11-13 and players then being released by their clubs for international duty on November 14.

The first World Cup matches will be played on November 21 and Germany will play their first World Cup match on November 23 (4pm ET / 9pm BST) against Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium in Group E.

The Bundesliga then resumes play on January 20, 2023, around a month after the FIFA World Cup final scheduled for December 18 and 10 weeks after the first break.

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