Bayern Munich's pre-season fixtures & 2018-19 Bundesliga schedule in full

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The defending champions will be looking to get their season under way with a strong start against Hoffenheim under new manager Niko Kovac

Bayern Munich begin the defence of their Bundesliga title in late August, starting with a tough opening fixture against Hoffenheim.

The full league fixture list was released on Friday , with Bayern beginning on August 24 following a string of pre-season matches to be played in the United States and Germany against some high-profile clubs.

New head coach Niko Kovac will begin his first campaign in charge of the Bundesliga champions against Julian Nagelsmann's side, as well as the likes of Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke in the opening weeks of the season.

To prepare for the new term, however, Bayern have the opportunity to clash with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Manchester City.

Here are all the details you need to know about Bayern's new fixtures for the upcoming season.


Bayern Munich's pre-season fixtures


Date Opponent Time (local / BST) Venue
Jul 21 Paris Saint-Germain 2:30pm / 1:30pm Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt
Jul 26 Juventus 7pm / 12am  Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Jul 29 Manchester City 7pm / 12am Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
Aug 5 Manchester United 8:15pm / 7:15pm Allianz Arena, Munich
Aug 12 Eintracht Frankfurt* 8:30pm / 7:30pm Commerz-Bank Arena, Frankfurt
Aug 18 Drochtersen/Assel** 3:30pm / 2:30pm Kehdinger Stadion, Drochtersen
Aug 28 Chicago Fire 8:30pm / 7:30pm Allianz Arena, Munich

* Super Cup
** DFB Cup

Bayern Munich will be joining the likes of other big-name European clubs in the United States to compete in the International Champion's Cup, which also involves Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund.

The German champions will first begin their pre-season against Paris Saint-Germain in Austria on July 21 before heading to America to clash with Juventus at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

They then face both Manchester clubs – first Manchester City in the ICC – before travelling back to Munich where they clash against Manchester United at the Allianz Arena.

Their final friendly actually comes after their opening Bundesliga game, to be played against Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire at home venue Allianz Arena.


Bayern Munich's 2018-19 Bundesliga fixtures


Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 2017-18

Bayern Munich will be eager to get their season under way as a slew of their players - such as Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski, Mats Hummels and Joshua Kimmich - look to put their World Cup disappointment behind them.

Among the big games to look forward to is Der Klassiker against rivals Borussia Dortmund, with the first edition set to take place in early November at the Signal Iduna Park and the return bout set for next April.

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You can see Bayern Munich's full Bundesliga schedule for 2018-19 below.

* Times and dates subject to change.

Date Time (BST) Match
24/08/2018 19:30 Bayern Munich v Hoffenheim
01/09/2018 14:30 Stuttgart v Bayern Munich
15/09/2018 14:30 Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen
22/09/2018 14:30 Schalke v Bayern Munich
26/09/2018 19:30 Bayern Munich v FC Augsburg
29/09/2018 14:30 Hertha Berlin v Bayern Munich
06/10/2018 14:30 Bayern Munich v M'gladbach
20/10/2018 14:30 Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich
27/10/2018 14:30 Mainz v Bayern Munich
03/11/2018 14:30 Bayern Munich vs SC Freiburg
10/11/2018 14:30 Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
24/11/2018 14:30 Bayern Munich vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
01/12/2018 14:30 Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich
08/12/2018 14:30 Bayern Munich vs FC Nurnberg
15/12/2018 14:30 Hannover 96 v Bayern Munich
19/12/2018 19:30 Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig
22/12/2018 14:30 Frankfurt vs Bayern Munich
19/01/2019 14:30 Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich
26/01/2019 14:30 Bayern Munich vs Stuttgart
02/02/2019 14:30 Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich
09/02/2019 14:30 Bayern Munich vs Schalke
16/02/2019 14:30 FC Augsburg vs Bayern Munich
23/02/2019 14:30 Bayern Munich vs Hertha
02/03/2019 14:30 M'gladbach vs Bayern Munich
09/03/2019 14:30 Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg
16/03/2019 14:30 Bayern Munich vs Mainz
30/03/2019 14:30 Freiburg vs Bayern Munich
06/04/2019 14:30 Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund
13/04/2019 14:30 F Dusseldorf vs Bayern Munich
20/04/2019 14:30 Bayern Munich vs W Bremen
27/04/2019 14:30 Nurnberg vs Bayern Munich
04/05/2019 14:30 Bayern Munich vs Hannover
11/05/2019 14:30 RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich
18/05/2019 14:30 Bayern Munich vs Frankfurt

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