The fixtures for the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign have officially been announced today, with champions Bayern Munich kicking off their title defence with relegation battlers Werder Bremen.
Runners-up Borussia Dortmund begin their campaign against FSV Mainz, whilst elsewhere Champions League competitors Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen go toe-to-toe.
Newcomers RB Leipzeig begin their season in the top-flight against Hoffenheim, whilst FC Koln fae Darmstadt, Hamburg face Ingolstadt and Augsburg play VFL Wolfsburg.
Finally, Eintracht Frankfurt battle Schalke to complete the opening round of fixtures but the intriguing football battles will continue throughout the season and there’s some big battles to keep your eyes out for.
Naturally, the big games of the season see Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund tackle in Der Klassiker; which this season will be played in match-week 11, with Dortmund at home, before the reverse clash at the Allianz Arena in game-week 28.
The Rheinland derby between Borussia Monchengladbach and FC Koln take place in game-weeks 11 and 29, whilst the Revier derby between Dortmund and Schalke takes place in game-week 9 and 26.
The full fixture list can be found here– make sure to stick with VivaFootballCalcio throughout the season for coverage of the Bundesliga campaign!