Bundesliga news

Pep Guardiola Bundesliga debut Aug. 9

June 21, 2013
By Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Bayern Munich will open its Bundesliga title defense at home against Borussia Moenchengladbach on Aug. 9, when new coach Pep Guardiola makes his German league debut.

Other highlights for the opening weekend of the 51st Bundesliga season include Borussia Dortmund at Augsburg, Schalke's game at home to Hamburger SV, and Freiburg's visit to Bayer Leverkusen.

Hannover hosts Wolfsburg, Nuremberg visits Hoffenheim and Mainz plays Stuttgart.

Eintracht Braunschweig and Hertha Berlin celebrate their return to the top flight with home games against Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt, respectively.

The fixtures were announced on Friday. Only Bayern vs. 'Gladbach was scheduled, with the other games' kickoff times and playing days (Saturday or Sunday) to be determined next month.