Freiburg-Leverkusen starts off Bundesliga matchday 29 on Friday, May 29: live streaming, kick-off times, global TV listings

Bundesliga fans (and neutral observers who just enjoy good European football) were treated to another round of entertaining fixtures midweek, including the latest edition of Der Klassiker. The title race now seems to have finally be titled in one side's favor - much to the joy of some fans and much to the disappointment of a wide range of others.

Meanwhile, as the battle for a top four spot heats up, things at the opposite end of the table could be getting a little more interesting as the bottom placed spot just may have a little bit more fight left in them as they realize it's now or never if they want to avoid the drop at the end of this season.

Match of the weekend: Freiburg vs Bayer Leverkusen

After three straight wins, Leverkusen suffered a surprise setback as they were beaten 4-1 by Wolfsburg on Tuesday. Even more disconcerting for Peter Bosz's side is that they had gone 12 matches unbeaten across all comps prior to welcoming Wolfsburg to their home ground, and ended up conceding four goals in 75 minutes before finally grabbing a consolation goal just four minutes before regulation time. In short, it was a horrendous performance from die Werkself, and considering they are battling to secure a Champions League berth, they really cannot afford any more slip-ups.

They will be taking on a side who have won just one of their last nine meetings against Leverkusen, but this could be a false dawn, as Freiburg have actually done pretty well at home for themselves versus die Werkself, with two wins and four draws from their last six clashes. Furthermore, Leverkusen haven't won at their opponents' home ground in the league since October 2011, meaning that this could be another place where they could end up dropping more valuable points if they are not careful.

From Freiburg's perspective, a draw would suit them just fine. They come into this match in eighth spot, with 38 points, and so are nowhere near relegation, nor are they really likely to secure a European football spot, either. However, it goes without saying tha tthe visitors will be looking for nothing short of three points from this encounter to get their top four objective back on track.

Freiburg vs Bayer Leverkusen Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Friday 29 May 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm BST / 8:30pm CET
Stadium: Schwarzwald-Stadion (Freiburg im Breisgau)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports 1
Canada: Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet Now
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 1, Free
Germany: DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live
India: Star Sports Select HD1, Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports 1 Asia, Star Sports HD 1 Asia, Hotstar VIP
Indonesia: Mola TV
Netherlands: Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 4, Fox Sports Go
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones
Turkey: S Sport+, Idman TV, S Sport 2
United Kingdom: BT Sport 1, BT Sport App, Talksport 2 Radio UK, BTSport.com
United States: Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 2, SiriusXM FC, FOX Deportes, fuboTV, FOX Soccer Match Pass

Talking points ahead of matchday 29

How will Dortmund respond after latest Klassiker setback?

Another Klassiker, another loss for Dortmund. For the third straight time, Dortmund faced Bayern in a crunch Klassiker tie, and for the third straight time, not only did die Schwarzgelben end up on the losing end, but they also failed to score. No, it was not a 5-0 thrashing or a 4-0 humiliation like they suffered in their other two recent defeats at the Allianz Arena, but a 1-0 loss is still a loss, regardless.

Moreover, even more disappointing for Lucien Favre's side is that this loss is now their first defeat on home turf in the Bundesliga all season. As a result, Dortmund have now slipped seven points behind the Bavarian titans in the battle for the league title, meaning that their slim title hopes have now gotten that much more near impossible.

All eyes, then will be on how Dortmund responds after this setback when they take on last-placed Paderborn on the road on Sunday. The hosts are the worst-performing side in the division, but have managed to avoid defeat in their last three games, with three straight draws. Will they be the victims of a very angry and frustrated Dortmund, or will they be able to dig in and cause more problems for the visiting side?

Things have gotten very interesting now in the race for second spot

With Dortmund's loss, a look at the league table now reveals a very interesting battle shaping up not just in the race for a top four spot, but potentially for runners-up as well:

Indeed, any of these four teams: Dortmund, Leipzig, Gladbach, and Leverkusen are now looking as good contenders to make a serious claim for the runners-up spot with Bayern looking more and more like the obvious one to run away with the league title for another season.

Of the four, Leverkusen are in action first, and as noted before, they will be eager to make amends after their surprise and heavy defeat to Wolfsburg earlier this week. A win will help them apply major pressure on Dortmund ahead of their trip to last-placed Paderborn, while Leipzig and Gladbach both will also be hungry for wins after failing to get the job done in their respective midweek fixtures. 

There are only three Champions League spots left (with one obviously going to Bayern Munich) and there are four teams who are good candidates for Champions League football. What will be really interesting to see is how the table looks at the end of round - and if there are any changes.

Moreover, in the long term, it will be fascinating to see who will ultimately finish as runners-up as it looks highly unlikey that Bayern will slip up anytime between now and the conclusion of this term.

Team news ahead of matchday 29 - Who's definitely out, in doubt, and suspended?

Here are the key players who are definitely missing due to injury, suspension, or could be in doubt due to fitness or other issues and thus could miss out on upcoming matches for their respective sides heading into matchday 29:

Bayern Munich: Philippe Coutinho (Ankle injury); Corentin Tolisso (Ankle injury); Thiago (Groin injury); Niklas Süle (Fitness issues) 

Borussia Dortmund: Marco Reus (Thigh injury); Axel Witsel (Groin injury); Dan-Axel Zagadou (Knee injury); Erling Haaland (Knee injury)

RB Leipzig: Ethan Ampadu (Back trouble); Yussuf Polusen (Ankle Injury); Ibrahmia Konate (Hamstring injury); Kevin Kampl (Groin injury); Marcel Halstenberg (Suspended)

Borussia M'Gladbach: Denis Zakaria (Knee Injury); Fabian Johnson (Muscular issues); Tobias Strobl (Hamstring injury); Breel Embolo (Ankle Injury); Tony Jantschke (Suspended)

Bayer Leverkusen: Kevin Volland (Foot/Ankle injury); Lars Bender (Foot injury)

Schalke: Omar Mascarell (Groin injury); Amine Harit (Ligament injury); Benito Raman (Thigh injury); Benjamin Stambouli (match fitness); Suat Serdar (Knee injury)

Wolfsburg: Otavio (Ankle injury); William (Knee injury); Admir Mehmedi (Achilles tendon);
Joshua Guilavogui (Knee injury); Ignacio Camacho (Ankle problems); Felix Klaus (Suspended)

Freiburg: Lukas Kübler (Knee injury); Janik Haberer (Ankle injury); Yoric Ravet (Muscular issues)

Matchday 29 listings

Below are the nine fixtures set to take place on matchday 29:

Friday, May 29th:

11:30 PST/14:30 EST/18:30 GMT/20:30 CET - Freiburg vs Bayer Leverkusen:

USA: Fubo TV, Sling TV, FOX Soccer Match Pass, SiriusXM FC, FOX Deportes, Fox Sports 2, Foxsports.com  

Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports Connect

Canada: Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Pacific

France: Free, beIN Sports 1, beIN SPORTS CONNECT

Germany: DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live

UK: BT Sport 1, Talksport 2 Radio UK, BT Sport App, BTSport.com


Saturday, May 30th:

06:30 PST/09:30 EST/13:30 GMT/15:30 CET - Hertha BSC vs Augsburg:

USA: FOX Soccer Match Pass

Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports, beIN SPORTS 3

Canada: Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet World Now

France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports MAX 5, Free

Germany: Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 4

UK: BTSport.com, BT Sport Extra, BT Sport App


06:30 PST/09:30 EST/13:30 GMT/15:30 CET - Mainz 05 vs Hoffenheim:

USA: Fubo TV, Fox Soccer Plus, FOX Soccer Match Pass

Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect

Canada: Sportsnet One, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now

France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Free, beIN Sports MAX 6

Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 5, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1

UK: BT Sport App, BTSport.com, BT Sport 3


06:30 PST/09:30 EST/13:30 GMT/15:30 CET - Schalke 04 vs Werder Bremen:

USA: Fubo TV, Sling TV, FOX Soccer Match Pass, TUDN USA, SiriusXM FC, Foxsports.com, TUDN en Vivo, Fox Sports 1

Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN SPORTS 2, beIN Sports Connect

Canada: Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet East

France: Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports MAX 7

Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 2, Sky Go

UK: BT Sport App, BT Sport 1, BTSport.com


06:30 PST/09:30 EST/13:30 GMT/15:30 CET - Wolfsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt:

USA: Fubo TV, Sling TV, Fox Sports 2, Foxsports.com, FOX Deportes, FOX Soccer Match Pass

Australia: beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports

Canada: Sportsnet World, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet World Now

France: beIN Sports 2, Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT

Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 3, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Go

UK: BT Sport App, BTSport.com, BT Sport 2


09:30 PST/12:30 EST/16:30 GMT/18:30 CET - Bayern München vs Fortuna Düsseldorf:

USA: Fubo TV, Sling TV, UniMás, SiriusXM FC, Foxsports.com, Univision NOW, Fox Sports 1, TUDN USA, TUDN en Vivo, FOX Soccer Match Pass

Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports 1

Canada: Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet One, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet East

France: beIN Sports 1, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Free

Germany: Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1

UK: BT Sport Ultimate, Talksport 2 Radio UK, BTSport.com, BT Sport App, BT Sport 1


Sunday, May 31st:

06:30 PST/09:30 EST/13:30 GMT/15:30 CET - Borussia M'gladbach vs Union Berlin:

USA: Fubo TV, Sling TV, Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 1, FOX Soccer Match Pass, TUDN USA, SiriusXM FC, TUDN en Vivo

Australia: beIN Sports 1, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect

Canada: Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet East

France: Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 1

Germany: Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1

UK: BT Sport 1, Talksport 2 Radio UK, BT Sport App, BTSport.com


09:00 PST/12:00 EST/16:00 GMT/18:00 CET - Paderborn vs Borussia Dortmund:

USA: Fubo TV, Sling TV, FOX Soccer Match Pass, Fox Sports 1, SiriusXM FC, FOX Deportes, Foxsports.com

Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports 1

Canada: Sportsnet World, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Pacific

France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Free, beIN Sports 1

Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Go

UK: BT Sport 1, BTSport.com, BT Sport App, Talksport 2 Radio UK


Monday, June 1st:

11:30 PST/14:30 EST/18:30 GMT/20:30 CET - Köln vs RB Leipzig:

USA: Fubo TV, Sling TV, FOX Soccer Match Pass, SiriusXM FC, FOX Deportes, Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 2

Australia: beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports

Canada: Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet Pacific

France: Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 1

Germany: TeleClub Sport Live, DAZN

UK: BT Sport App, BT Sport 1, Talksport 2 Radio UK, BTSport.com


If you do not live in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany or the UK, or live in a CET/GMT/EST/PST timezone, please check the schedule below for geo-targeted kick-off times and live broadcast listings for each of the Bundesliga matchday 29 fixtures:

Hertha BSC vs Augsburg Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 30 May 9:30am ET / 2:30pm BST / 3:30pm CET
Stadium: Olympiastadion Berlin (Berlin)
Australia: beIN SPORTS 3, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect
Canada: Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now
France: beIN Sports MAX 5, Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 4, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Go
Indonesia: Mola TV
Netherlands: Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 5
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 4 Portugal
United Kingdom: BT Sport App, BT Sport Extra, BTSport.com
United States: FOX Soccer Match Pass

Mainz 05 vs Hoffenheim Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 30 May 9:30am ET / 2:30pm BST / 3:30pm CET
Stadium: OPEL ARENA (Mainz)
Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect
Canada: Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet One
France: Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports MAX 6
Germany: Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Sport Bundesliga 5
Indonesia: Mola TV
Netherlands: Fox Sports 3, Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 7
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 3 Portugal
Turkey: S Sport+, S Sport
United Kingdom: BTSport.com, BT Sport App, BT Sport 3
United States: fuboTV, Fox Soccer Plus, FOX Soccer Match Pass

Schalke 04 vs Werder Bremen Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 30 May 9:30am ET / 2:30pm BST / 3:30pm CET
Stadium: VELTINS-Arena (Gelsenkirchen)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, beIN SPORTS 2, Kayo Sports
Canada: Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet World Now
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Free, beIN Sports MAX 7
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 2, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1
India: Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select HD2, Star Sports Select 2
Indonesia: Mola TV
Netherlands: Fox Sports 6, Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 2
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 2 Portugal
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones, Movistar+
Turkey: S Sport+, S Sport 2, Idman TV
United Kingdom: BT Sport App, BTSport.com, BT Sport 1
United States: Fox Sports 1, SiriusXM FC, FOX Soccer Match Pass, Foxsports.com, TUDN en Vivo, fuboTV, TUDN USA

Wolfsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 30 May 9:30am ET / 2:30pm BST / 3:30pm CET
Stadium: VOLKSWAGEN ARENA (Wolfsburg)
Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports Connect
Canada: Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now
France: beIN Sports 2, Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 3, Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1
India: Star Sports Select 1, Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select HD1
Indonesia: Mola TV
Netherlands: Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 4
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Turkey: TRT Spor
United Kingdom: BT Sport App, BTSport.com, BT Sport 2
United States: Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 2, FOX Deportes, fuboTV, FOX Soccer Match Pass

Bayern München vs Fortuna Düsseldorf Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 30 May 12:30pm ET / 5:30pm BST / 6:30pm CET
Stadium: Allianz Arena (München)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports 1
Canada: Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet One, Sportsnet World Now
France: Free, beIN Sports 1, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sky Go, Sky Sport Bundesliga 1
India: Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select HD1, Star Sports HD 1 Asia, Star Sports 1 Asia, Star Sports Select 1
Indonesia: Mola TV
Netherlands: Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 4
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones
Turkey: S Sport 2, Idman TV, S Sport+
United Kingdom: BT Sport App, Talksport 2 Radio UK, BTSport.com, BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport 1
United States: Foxsports.com, UniMás, TUDN en Vivo, fuboTV, Univision NOW, TUDN USA, SiriusXM FC, Fox Sports 1, FOX Soccer Match Pass

Borussia M'gladbach vs Union Berlin Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 31 May 9:30am ET / 2:30pm BST / 3:30pm CET
Stadium: Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK (Mönchengladbach)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports 1
Canada: Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet East
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 1, Free
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Go
Indonesia: Mola TV
Netherlands: Fox Sports 4, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports Go
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones
Turkey: Idman TV, S Sport+, S Sport 2
United Kingdom: BT Sport App, Talksport 2 Radio UK, BTSport.com, BT Sport 1
United States: Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 1, SiriusXM FC, TUDN USA, TUDN en Vivo, fuboTV, FOX Soccer Match Pass

Paderborn vs Borussia Dortmund Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 31 May 12:00pm ET / 5:00pm BST / 6:00pm CET
Stadium: Benteler-Arena (Paderborn)
Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports Connect
Canada: Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet East
France: beIN Sports 1, Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sky Sport Bundesliga 1, Sky Go
Indonesia: Mola TV
Netherlands: Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 4
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones
Turkey: Idman TV, S Sport 2, S Sport+
United Kingdom: BTSport.com, BT Sport 1, Talksport 2 Radio UK, BT Sport App
United States: Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 1, SiriusXM FC, FOX Deportes, fuboTV, FOX Soccer Match Pass

Köln vs RB Leipzig Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Monday 1 June 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm BST / 8:30pm CET
Stadium: RheinEnergieStadion (Köln)
Australia: beIN Sports 1, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect
Canada: Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet World
France: Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 1
Germany: DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live
Indonesia: Mola TV
Netherlands: Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 4, Fox Sports 1
Nigeria: StarTimes App
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones, Movistar+
Turkey: S Sport 2, S Sport+, Idman TV
United Kingdom: BT Sport 1, BTSport.com, BT Sport App, Talksport 2 Radio UK
United States: Foxsports.com, fuboTV, SiriusXM FC, FOX Deportes, Fox Sports 2, FOX Soccer Match Pass

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