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Bundesliga Round Preview – Things to look forward to, as top-class football returns this weekend

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It’s time to talk football! German Bundesliga returns as the 26th round of the 2019-20 campaign is on the schedule this weekend.

Top-class football returns this weekend, as the Bundesliga is back in action after a two-month delay due to the coronavirus crisis.

We have 18 teams who cannot wait to play again and nine games on the schedule in top-tier German football over the next three days.

With only eight points to separate leaders Bayern Munich and fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen, it seems as we’re in for probably the most exciting Bundesliga title race in the past few years.

Wonder what to watch on the first football weekend since March? Check out our suggestions below.

The Revierderby

Borussia Dortmund will welcome local rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday afternoon in one of the most intense derby games in German football.

Goals, chances, red cards and pure passion – that’s one of the ways to describe the Revierderby, which is definitely the game you would like to watch on the Bundesliga’s return.

It guarantees entertainment and excitement, with an average of 4,4 goals in the past five meetings between the Ruhr rivals at the Signal Iduna Stadium.

The return of the kings

The kings of German football – Bayern Munich will travel to the capital for an encounter with debutants Union Berlin on Sunday afternoon.

The Bavarians are chasing their eighth consecutive Bundesliga crown and they seem to be on the right path, securing a four-point lead on the top of the table with 10 wins and one draw in their most recent 11 outings in the competition.

We’re eager to check out their return in action and to see if the lockdown actually took its toll on the some of the best football players in the world.

Keep an eye on the challengers

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund might be the big favorites for the title, but we should not write Leipzig, Monchengladbach and Leverkusen off. At least not yet.

The Red Bulls eliminated Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham in the Champions League, proving they are ready for big things this season. They welcome Freiburg on Saturday, while Gladbach and Leverkusen travel to Frankfurt and Bremen respectively.

Here is the full schedule of the 26th Bundesliga round: