Bayern Munich kick off new Bundesliga season at Frankfurt

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Berlin, June 17, 2022 (AFP) - Champions Bayern Munich will kick off the new Bundesliga season at Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt on August 5, the German Football League (DFL) announced Friday.

On the opening weekend, last season's runners-up, Borussia Dortmund, host fellow Champions League side Bayer Leverkusen, and there is a Berlin derby with Union at home to neighbours Hertha.

As the World Cup in Qatar runs from Nov. 21 until the final on Dec. 18, the Bundesliga pauses after the weekend of Nov. 12 and resumes on Jan. 20, 2023.

The German Super Cup, traditionally the season opener, takes place on July 30 when domestic cup winners RB Leipzig host Bundesliga champions Bayern.

That same weekend, the first round of the German Cup takes place, with Bayern and Leipzig playing their ties at the end of August.

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