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How to follow the Bundesliga opener against Schalke

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FC Bayern kick off the new Bundesliga season against Schalke on Friday. fcbayern.com has all the information you need to know about the game.

When and where?

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich (unfortunately still behind closed doors)
Kick-off: Friday, 18 September at 8.30pm CEST
Competition: Bundesliga, Matchday 1

How can I follow the game on fcbayern.com?

You won’t miss a beat with our live text commentary, with the line-ups announced around an hour before the game at 7.30pm CEST. You can also listen to the action with our free web radio service in English or German (from 8.25pm CEST). After the game, video highlights will be available on FC Bayern.tv plus, as well as all the reaction from the players and staff.

What’s going to be on social media?

Of course, you can also remain on the ball through the FCB social media channels. We show the team bus arriving at the Allianz Arena live on Facebook and YouTube. As Manuel Neuer & Co. step out onto the pitch to warm up, we’ll have footage on our Instagram story and Twitter. We’ve got every angle covered for you ahead of the game. Once it kicks off, there’ll be regular updates on Twitter. Following the final whistle, you can hear from Hansi Flick at his press conference, which we’ll show on YouTube and Facebook.

Where can I watch on TV?

The game will be followed around the world. Fans in the United Kingdom can watch it on BT Sport 1 (7.30pm BST), in the USA it’s on ESPN, ESPN + and ESPN Deportes (2.30pm ET). In Germany, the game is being shown for free on ZDF, as well as being streamed on DAZN and Amazon Prime.

Who’s fit to play and what does Flick think of the opponent? Find out all you need to know in our preview:

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