Chris Richards (.) and Philippe Coutino (r.) are being put through their paces at Bayern's training camp in Qatar. - © imago images
Chris Richards (.) and Philippe Coutino (r.) are being put through their paces at Bayern's training camp in Qatar. - © imago images
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Bundesliga winter break schedule and January 2020 friendlies overview

The Bundesliga's annual winter break is up and running, but the players don't get too much of a breather. Find out when the 18 Bundesliga clubs return to training, and who they'll play in friendly action ahead of the season restart on 17 January 2020...

Using the current league table as a starting point, bundesliga.com tells you all you need to know about what German clubs are planning during the winter break.

RB Leipzig

6 January – resume training
11 January – 2-0 win vs. Osnabrück

Borussia Mönchengladbach

4 January – resume training
5-11 January – winter training camp in Jerez, Spain
7 January – 3-1 loss to Heracles
10 January – 2-1 and 2-1 wins vs. Freiburg
17 January – league action resumes with trip to Schalke

Bayern Munich

4-10 January – winter training camp in Doha, Qatar
11 January5-2 loss vs. Bundesliga 2 side Nuremberg (Max-Morlock Stadion, Nuremberg)
19 January – league action resumes with away game at Hertha Berlin

Watch: Joshua Zirkzee is still on a high after his Matchday 17 heroics

Borussia Dortmund

4-12 January – winter training camp, Marbella, Spain
7 January - 0-0 draw vs. Standard Liege
11 January - 4-2 win vs. Feyenoord
11 January - 2-0 loss vs. Mainz
18 January – league action resumes with visit to Augsburg

Schalke

3 January –  resume training
3-9 January –  winter training camp in Fuente Alamo, Spain
7 January – 1-0 loss to Sint-Truidense
10 January – 4-0 win at Hamburg
17 January – league action resumes with home match against Borussia Mönchengladbach

Bayer Leverkusen

3-11 January – winter training camp in La Manga, Spain
10 January – 4-3 loss to Utrecht
10 January – 3-2 win vs. St. Gallen
19 January – league action resumes with road game at Paderborn

Hoffenheim

3-10 January – winter training camp in Marbella, Spain
8 January - 3-2 defeat to Feyenoord
9 January - 2-1 defeat to Den Haag
18 January – league action resumes with home match against Eintracht Frankfurt

Freiburg

3 January – resume training
6-12 January – winter training camp in Sotogrande, Spain
10 January – 2-1 and 2-1 losses to Borussia Mönchengladbach
18 January – league action resumes with trip to take on Mainz

USA international Timothy Chandler returned to America with Eintracht Frankfurt in January. - TEAM2 via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Team 2

Wolfsburg

4-11 January – winter training camp in Almancil, Portugal
10 January – 1-1 draw vs. FC Seoul
10 January – 2-1 loss vs. Servette
18 January – league action resumes with road game against Cologne

Augsburg

5-11 January – winter training camp in Malta
9 January – 4-0 win at Hibernians FC
10 January – 3-3 draw vs. Cercle Brugge
18 January – league action resumes with home game against Borussia Dortmund

Union Berlin

4-12 January – winter training camp in Campoamor, Spain
6 January – 2-1 win vs. OH Leuven
6 January – 2-2 draw vs. Union Sint-Gilloise
11 January – 3-2 win vs. Ferencvaros
18 January – league action resumes with trip to take on RB Leipzig

Hertha Berlin

29 December – resumed training
2-11 January – winter training camp in Florida
9 January2-1 win vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
19 January – league action resumes with home match against Bayern Munich

Eintracht Frankfurt

2-10 January – winter training camp in Florida
9 January2-1 loss vs. Hertha Berlin
18 January – league action resumes with away match at Hoffenheim

Happy as we are: RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann decided that the league leaders didn‘t need to leave Germany for a winter training camp. - opokupix via www.imago-images.de/imago images/opokupix

Mainz

5-12 January – winter training camp in Estepona, Spain
7 January – 3-2 defeat to Emmen
11 January2-0 win vs. Borussia Dortmund
18 January – league action resumes with home game against Freiburg

Cologne

4-11 January – winter training camp in Benidorm, Spain
7 January – 2-2 draw vs. Mechelen
10 January – 1-1 draw vs. Genk
18 January – league action resumes with home match against Wolfsburg

Fortuna Düsseldorf

3 January – resume training
4-11 January – winter training camp in Marbella, Spain
7 January – 1-1 draw vs. Twente
10 January – 3-2 loss vs. Basel
18 January – league action resumes at home to Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen

3-11 January – winter training camp in Mallorca, Spain
6 January - 2-2 draw vs. AC Monza
12 January3-1 win vs. Hannover
18 January – league action resumes with away game at Fortuna Düsseldorf

Paderborn

2 January – resume training
4 January – 4-1 win vs. Sportfreunde Lotte
8 January – 4-3 win vs. Osnabrück
11 January – 1-0 win vs. Hannover
19 January – league action resumes with home match against Bayer Leverkusen