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Bundesliga: Association football league
The Bundesliga, sometimes referred to as the Fußball-Bundesliga or 1. Bundesliga, is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of the German football league system, the Bundesliga is Germany's primary football competition. The Bundesliga comprises 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga. Seasons run from August to May. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played on weekdays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.


Champions League match preview: Bayern Munich v Chelsea [Video]

Champions League match preview: Bayern Munich v Chelsea

Chelsea face an impossible task as they try an overturn a 3-0 deficit from theChampions League last 16 first leg at Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. TheBlues face a free-scoring Munich side who..

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Munich celebrates Bayern after Bundesliga champs win 20th German Cup title [Video]

Munich celebrates Bayern after Bundesliga champs win 20th German Cup title

Munich celebrate Bayern Munich's domestic double as team brings home the hardware.

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Sane completes move to Bayern from Manchester City [Video]

Sane completes move to Bayern from Manchester City

Leroy Sane completes his move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich from Manchester City.

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Sane completes Bayern switch: Germany winger in profile [Video]

Sane completes Bayern switch: Germany winger in profile

The 24-year-old Germany winger Leroy Sané has completed his move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich from Manchester City. We take a look at his career so far.

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Latest event, a turning point for FC Schalke - board [Video]

Latest event, a turning point for FC Schalke - board

Members of the Schalke 04 board say the latest events are a turning point for the club after chairman Clemens Toennies stepped down after 19 years amid a COVID-19 outbreak at one of his meat factories..

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We are not done yet, warns Bayern Munich coach Flick [Video]

We are not done yet, warns Bayern Munich coach Flick

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick says his team are far from done with the season after securing their record-extending eighth consecutive Bundesliga crown.

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French stadiums to allow fans in from July 11 - government [Video]

French stadiums to allow fans in from July 11 - government

French government say that stadiums can re-open to fans on July 11

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Real Madrid train ahead of Valencia match [Video]

Real Madrid train ahead of Valencia match

Real Madrid train as they prepare for their next La Liga match against Valencia.

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