2020/21 season to begin in mid-September

Bundesliga to return on 18th September, DFB-Pokal a week prior
Werder will kick-off the 2020/21 season in the first round of the DFB-Pokal (Photo: nordphoto).
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Friday, 10.07.2020 / 13:55

The Bundesliga will return in mid-September, with the opening weekend taking place from 18th to 21st September 2020. The Green-Whites will begin their competitive season a week prior with the first round of matches in the DFB-Pokal (11th to 14th September 2020). The DFL and DFB announced the start dates for the 2020/21 season on Friday, 10th June. 

Werder have yet to announce a decision on when the team will begin pre-season training. "We need to allow for enough recovery time, from a physical point of view," Florian Kohfeldt said during a press conference in which he took stock of the past season. "The last few months were very mentally straining. We will find the right balance between sufficient preparation for a challenging season with several double game weeks, and a summer break where we can recover mentally." 

The DFB-Pokal will end the year with a second round of fixtures on 22nd-23rd December 2020. Meanwhile, there will be 13 Bundesliga matchdays played before a shortened winter break. The league will resume on the first weekend in January (2nd-4th January 2021). Matchday 34 will be played on 22nd May, 2021, with the DFB-Pokal final taking place on Saturday, 13th May 2021. 

Click here for a full overview of the 2020/21 season

Overview of the 2020/21 season:

  • DFB-Pokal first round: 11th-14th September 2020
  • Bundesliga Matchday 1: 18th-21st September 2020
  • Bundesliga Matchday 13: 18th-21st December 2020 (Final matchday ahead of the winter break)
  • Bundesliga Matchday 14: 2nd-4th January 2021 (Play resumes after the winter break) 
  • DFB-Pokal final: Saturday, 13th May 2021
  • Bundesliga Matchday 34: Saturday, 22nd May 2021
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