Bundesliga Matchday 1 Kicks Off on ABC, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes Aug 5 & 6

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Bundesliga Matchday 1 Kicks Off on ABC, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes Aug 5 & 6

ESPN+ will stream every match this Bundesliga season starting with Europa League-winning Eintracht Frankfurt hosting “Rekordmeister” FC Bayern München on Friday, Aug. 5, at 2:30 p.m. ET at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt. ESPN Bundesliga lead play by play commentator Derek Rae and Dietmar Hamann will call the match (English) alongside ESPN Deportes’ Ricardo Ortiz and Barak Fever (Spanish) from site. 

Veteran studio host Kay Murray and analyst Alejandro Moreno will host the English-language ESPN FC studio shows from Bristol on ABC (Aug. 6) and ESPN+ (Aug. 5). ESPN’s Germany-based Bundesliga reporter Archie Rhind-Tutt, Lutz Pfannenstiel (Aug. 5) and analyst Arne Friedrich will provide pitch-side reporting and analysis.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, the commentary teams travel north to the city of Dortmund for a season kickoff showdown between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park, with coverage available on ABC, ESPN+ (English and Spanish) and ESPN Deportes at 12:30 p.m. ET. Rae and Lutz Pfannenstiel will call the game. Ortiz and Fever will provide Spanish-language commentary.

Fuera De Juego hosts Adal Franco and Mario Carrillo will provide Spanish studio pre- and postgame coverage for both matches.

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  • Extensive in-depth analysis and pitch-side interviews leading up to Matchday 1.
  • ESPN FC social will bring fans pre- and post-match coverage as well as real-time reactions and match updates.

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Date Time (ET) Match Platforms
Fri, Aug 5 1:45 p.m. Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Bayern München Pregame
ESPNFC
English: Kay Murray and Alejandro Moreno (in Bristol), with Archie Rhind-Tutt, Arne Friedrich and Lutz Pfannenstiel (on-site)
Fuera De Juego
Spanish: Adal Franco, Mario Carrillo
ESPN+
YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, ESPN App

  2:30 p.m. Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Bayern München
English: Derek Rae and Dietmar Hamann
Spanish: Ricardo Ortiz and Barak Fever
ESPN+
  (30 mins following conclusion of match) Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Bayern München Postgame
ESPNFC
English: Kay Murray and Alejandro Moreno (in Bristol), with Archie Rhind-Tutt, Arne Friedrich and Lutz Pfannenstiel (on-site)
Fuera De JuegoSpanish: Adal Franco, Mario Carrillo
ESPN+
Sat, Aug 6 12:00 p.m. Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen Pregame
ESPNFC
English: Kay Murray and Alejandro Moreno (in Bristol), with Archie Rhind-Tutt & Arne Friedrich (on-site)
Fuera De JuegoSpanish: Adal Franco, Mario Carrillo
ABC, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes
  12:30 p.m. Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen
English: Derek Rae and Lutz Pfannenstiel
Spanish: Ricardo Ortiz and Barak Fever
ABC, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes
  (30 mins following conclusion of match) Postgame Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen
ESPNFC
English: Kay Murray and Alejandro Moreno (in Bristol), with Archie Rhind-Tutt & Arne Friedrich (on-site)
Fuera De JuegoSpanish: Adal Franco, Mario Carrillo
ESPN+, ESPN Deportes

The Matchups:

  • Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Bayern München
    In the Bundesliga’s 2022-23 season-opener, reigning UEFA Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt host FC Bayern München, the league champions for an unprecedented 10 straight seasons, at 2:30 p.m. in Frankfurt
  • Borussia Dortmund-Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    U.S. Men’s National Team star Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund, who finished second in the 2021-22 Bundesliga season, kick off the team’s new campaign against last season’s 3rd-place team Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The match at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park is a rare matchup between top-3 teams in a season-opening weekend.
  • In addition, the other seven matches on the Bundesliga’s opening weekend will stream live exclusively on ESPN+:
Date Time (ET) Match Platforms
Sat, Aug 6 9:30 a.m. Vfl Bochum 1848 vs. 1. FSV Mainz 05  ESPN+
  9:30 a.m. FC Augsburg vs. Sport-Club Freiburg  ESPN+
  9:30 a.m. Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. TSG Hoffenheim  ESPN+
9:30 a.m. 1. FC Union Berlin vs. Hertha BSC  ESPN+
9:30 a.m. VfL Wolfsburg vs. SV Werder Bremen  ESPN+
Sun, Aug 7 9:20 a.m. VfB Stuttgart vs. RB Leipzig  ESPN+
11:20 a.m. 1. FC Köln vs. FC Schalke 04  ESPN+

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