Stefan Kießling (l.) and Javier Hernandez (r.) will be out to put Manuel Neuer to the test this Saturday. - © © gettyimages / Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts
Stefan Kießling (l.) and Javier Hernandez (r.) will be out to put Manuel Neuer to the test this Saturday. - © © gettyimages / Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts

Matchday 20 - live bulletins

FC Bayern München have a tricky trip to Bayer 04 Leverkusen to navigate on Matchday 20, with snipers Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and Robert Lewandowski the headline acts, but there is a lot more besides...

That is not all that is coming your way this weekend, though, so stay tuned to for the build-up to what promises to be another spectacular Matchday.

Matchday 20 fixtures (kick-off 15.30CET/14.30GMT unless stated)

Friday 5 February
Borussia Mönchengladbach 5-1 SV Werder Bremen

Saturday 6 February
FC Schalke 04 vs VfL Wolfsburg
Eintracht Frankfurt vs VfB Stuttgart
Hannover 96 vs 1. FSV Mainz 05
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund
FC Ingolstadt 04 vs FC Augsburg
Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs FC Bayern München (18.30CET/17.30GMT)

Sunday 7 February
Hamburger SV vs 1. FC Köln
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs SV Darmstadt 98 (17.30CET/16.30GMT)

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Friday 5 February

That's a wrap

That concludes our live coverage for today, but we will be back tomorrow morning to continue providing you with your weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness. There are some cracking games in store too, with Schalke versus Wolfsburg and Leverkusen versus Bayern on the agenda. Stay tuned!

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Post-match reaction

The thoughts of two-goal Gladbach's hero Andreas Christensen and Bremen coach Viktor Skripnik:

Live action!

That's it from us for now, but there are a number of ways you can stay up-to-date with tonight's game in Gladbach.

TV: Find your local television broadcaster here.
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Web: In-game stats and more on the live ticker.

Gladbach vs Bremen line-ups

Friday night lights

There is that little matter of Borussia Mönchengladbach vs SV Werder Bremen later tonight. The Foals are yet to register a single point in 2016, unlike visitors Bremen who have posted four from a possible six.

Badstuber ready to rock

The only recognised centre-back in the FC Bayern squad to face Leverkusen tomorrow is ready to put his feet up for the night.

Busy beavers

If you think Schalke have a busy February schedule, spare a thought for FC Bayern, Dortmund and Leverkusen. As well as Bundesliga and European commitments, the powerhouse trio also have DFB Cup quarter-final ties to negotiate.

Where will you be watching?

FC Schalke 04 vs VfL Wolfsburg: another huge game in the Bundesliga set to be broadcast live around the globe tomorrow.

Dortmund depart

Not so much plane spotting, but star gazing as Borussia Dortmund prepare to fly to the capital to take on Hertha Berlin.

Live text commentary

If you cannot watch tomorrow's mammoth clash between Leverkusen and FC Bayern on the box, worry not! We'll be bringing you live text commentary, with all the build-up, match action and reaction to the big game right here on You will not be disappointed, we promise!

Man in demand

The autograph hunters were out in force to snag Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's signature at the airport as Dortmund headed to Berlin:

Aubameyang am Flughafen // Auba at the airport #bscbvb

— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) February 5, 2016

Possible line-ups

Here's a look at how second-placed Borussia Dortmund could line up when they visit third-in-the-table Hertha Berlin tomorrow.

Leverkusen dare to dream

Bayer 04 Leverkusen head coach Roger Schmidt is optimistic ahead of tomorrow evening's clash with Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München.

Midfield Magyar

Hungary international midfielder Laszlo Kleinheisler is in the SV Werder Bremen squad to face Borussia Mönchengladbach tonight. The 21-year-old made his Bundesliga debut as a substitute in the 3-3 draw with Hertha Berlin last time out.

Sane's take

Here's what FC Schalke 04 starlet Leroy Sane had to say ahead of Saturday's meeting with VfL Wolfsburg. The 20-year-old will likely come up against former Schalke stablemate Julian Draxler.

Getting "pumped up"

Those are David Alaba's words, not ours...

Pen to paper

Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller has just committed himself to another year at the Westphalian club.

Wet Wolves

Caiuby returns

Caiuby makes his return from suspension for Augsburg, and he could be joined in the team by a new recruit: Alfred Finnbogason.

Hoffenheim press conference

Huub Stevens has spoken ahead of his side's relegation battle with Darmstadt on Sunday.

Dortmund press conference

Thomas Tuchel has given his pre-match press conference ahead of his side's trip to the capital on Saturday. Here is what the Dortmund coach had to say…

…on the importance of Saturday's game:

"We can take a big step forwards in Berlin. We're all really looking forward to it. This is a chance for us to send out a signal to ourselves and to everybody else. We feel we can win in Berlin."

…the busy schedule in February:

"In view of the weeks to come, it's going to be extremely important that we do everything to remain fit and healthy. The next six weeks are going to be very intense, but we feel ready for them."

…team news:

"Marco Reus has been able to play without any problems, so he can play on Saturday. Nuri Sahin is going to be extremely important for us. Adrian Ramos has been transformed since the second half of our training camp."

Bavarian banter

Augsburg and Ingolstadt have been getting in the mood for their Bavarian derby this Saturday...

Augsburg: Looking forward to an exciting derby this weekend, Ingolstadt?

Ingolstadt: Of course we are!

Augsburg: Your away form is not going to matter on Saturday, you know what you've been like at home!

Ingolstadt: That's what other teams have also thought, but the past no longer matters. #Rewritinghistory

Guardiola press conference

Pep Guardiola has met the media ahead of Bayern's trip to Bayer Leverkusen this Saturday, and here are a few things he had to say:

Four out of four?

Augsburg are hoping to take Bavarian bragging rights once again this weekend.

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Tanti auguri di buon compleanno!

It is a certain Italian's birthday today...

Kampl confident

Ahead of this weekend's big game, Kevin Kampl has told that he is confident of a Bayer Leverkusen victory this Saturday.

Competition countdown

Remember the #18toWin competition ends tonight, so follow 1. FC Köln's wise words below...

Secret service

Maybe Andre Breitenreiter has a trick up his sleeve for Saturday's clash with Wolfsburg.


There it is, that magic word again!

Thursday 4 February

That's a wrap for today, folks, but join us on Friday as we bring you more build-up to what should be a cracking Matchday 20! Bis dann!

When learning is fun

A good game on the console to relax the mind after a strenuous German class? Deal!

117 years young

That's the age of SV Werder Bremen today - congratulations!

On fire

Speaking of rich veins of form, how about Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez? As the UEFA Champions League and Europa League competitions get ready to return, the Mexican has shared some banter with their official Twitter channels. Don't worry, Chicharito, Bundesliga followers certainly rate you highly!

Beware Ingolstadt

Augsburg's goalkeeper Marwin Hitz is in a particularly good vein of form.

Competition time

Don't forget, you could be walking away with an official Bundesliga matchball this weekend!


...are there for one another. Since 2008, in this instance.

In demand

Even away from the training field, it's a busy life being a footballer!

Superbowl fever

The Superbowl is just days away and there are plenty of fans and followers of NFL from within the Bundesliga, like Claudio Pizarro. The Werder Bremen forward has revealed who he will be rooting for on Saturday night.

Carnival is here

You will just have to believe us when we say that this is perfectly acceptable behaviour at this time of year in Cologne, Simon Zoller getting into the Carnival spirit.

Getting things rolling

Werder are on their way!

Many happy returns... a Mainz player hoping to celebrate with a win in Hanover.


Kicking off this weekend's action on Friday night is Borussia Mönchengladbach's hosting of SV Werder Bremen. The two coaches have already been up on the podium to present the fixture, and here are just a few snippets of what they had to say: