Bayern with Mario Götze (l.) will get their title defence underway at home to Luiz Gustavo's (r.) VfL Wolfsburg
Bayern with Mario Götze (l.) will get their title defence underway at home to Luiz Gustavo's (r.) VfL Wolfsburg
Bundesliga

2014/15 Fixtures released: Bayern host Wolfsburg

Frankfurt/Munich - Just 45 days after the 2013/14 Bundesliga campaign drew to a close, the countdown to the new season has begun after the fixture list for the new Bundesliga season was confirmed by the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH in Frankfurt.

Bundesliga Matchday 1 fixtures

Champions FC Bayern München will host VfL Wolfsburg in the season opener, while Borussia Dortmund welcome Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Schalke 04 travel to Hannover 96.

Elsewhere, newly-promoted sides 1. FC Köln start at home to Hamburger SV and SC Paderborn welcome 1. FSV Mainz 05.

FC Bayern München - VfL Wolfsburg (Friday 22 August 18:30 GMT / 20:30 CEST)
Borussia Dortmund - Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Borussia Mönchengladbach - VfB Stuttgart
1899 Hoffenheim - FC Augsburg
Hannover 96 - FC Schalke 04
Hertha Berlin - Werder Bremen
Eintracht Frankfurt - SC Freiburg
1. FC Köln - Hamburger SV
SC Paderborn - 1. FSV Mainz 05

View the full Bundesliga fixture list (in German), including for the other 33 matchdays of the 2014/15 season here.

Bundesliga 2 Matchday 1 fixtures


Fortuna Düsseldorf - Eintracht Braunschweig (Friday 1 August 18:30 GMT / 20:30 CEST)
1. FC Nürnberg - FC Erzgebirge Aue
1. FC Kaiserslautern - TSV 1860 München
Karlsruher SC - 1. FC Union Berlin
FC St. Pauli - FC Ingolstadt
VfL Bochum - Greuther Fürth
1. FC Heidenheim - FSV Frankfurt
RB Leipzig - VfR Aalen
SV Darmstadt - SV Sandhausen

View the full Bundesliga 2 fixture list (in German), including for the other 33 matchdays of the 2014/15 season here.

As it happened...

Underway!

Proceedings have begun in Frankfurt as the DFL's Chief Operating Officer Andreas Rettig presents the background to the preparation and confirmation of the Bundesliga's schedule. "FC Bayern München will, as the tradition goes, be kicking the season off after having such a great year in 2013/14. They deserve the role."

After a brief film, the identity of Bayern's opponents is revealed and it's.....VfL Wolfsburg. The match will be played on Friday, 22 August at 18:30 GMT / 20:30 CEST.