Schedule for Matchdays 14 - 21 finalised, BVB thriller on 4 December
Der Klassiker in the Bundesliga between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern will take place on Saturday, 4 December, at 18:30 CET at Signal Iduna Park. This was announced by the German Football League (DFL) on Thursday as part of the exact scheduling of Matchdays 14 - 21. Following the clash with BVB and the last Champions League group game against Barcelona (8 December), Bayern will round off the year with a full week of Bundesliga football. On Saturday, 11 December, FCB first host 1. FSV Mainz 05 at the Allianz Arena on Matchday 15 (kick-off: 15:30 CET), before travelling to VfB Stuttgart on Tuesday, 14 December (kick-off: 18:30 CET). In the last match of the year, the Reds face VfL Wolfsburg at home on Friday, 17 December at 20:30 CET.
Rückrunde kicks off on 7 January
The first game after the three-week winter break is on Friday, 7 January, at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach (kick-off: 20:30 CET). Bayern then go on the road for two games, at 1. FC Köln on Saturday, 15 January (kick-off: 15:30 CET) and at Hertha BSC on Sunday, 23 January (kick-off: 17:30 CET). After an international break at the end of January, the outstanding fixture of Matchday 21, a home game against RB Leipzig, will take place on Saturday, 5 February at 18:30 CET at the Allianz Arena.
On Saturday, FC Bayern take on SC Freiburg in the standout Bundesliga fixture of Matchday 11. Here are the most important facts on the match: