It will be floodlights instead of daylight at the Veltins Arena when Schalke 04 host Hannover 96 in January
It will be floodlights instead of daylight at the Veltins Arena when Schalke 04 host Hannover 96 in January
Bundesliga

DFL finalises Matchday 18-21 schedule

Frankfurt - The DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH has finalised the kick-off schedule for Matchdays 18-21 in the Bundesliga and Matchdays 20 and 21 in Bundesliga 2.

International match

The Bundesliga will resume after the winter break at 20:30 CET on Friday, 18 January, with FC Schalke 04 playing host to Hannover 96. Bundesliga 2 will restart on Friday, 1 February.

On account of the friendly international between France and Germany on Wednesday 6 February, there will be no Friday game on Matchday 21 of the Bundesliga. Instead, 1. FC Kaiserslautern will host Dynamo Dresden in Bundesliga 2, kicking off at 20:30 CET.

The final schedule for further matchdays in the top two flights is expected to be announced in mid-January 2013.