The German Football League (DFL) has set the precise times and dates for the first six rounds of matches in the 2019/20 season. Borussia Dortmund will kick off the campaign – the 57th in Bundesliga history – with a home game against FC Augsburg at the traditional kick-off time of 15:30 CET on Saturday 17 August.

BVB will start their season with two Saturday matches (15:30 CET and 18:30 CET respectively), one Friday evening fixture and a Sunday game. The home game against Augsburg on the opening day will be followed by a Friday night trip to 1. FC Cologne on 23 August (20:30 CET). The next fixture – against promoted outfit 1. FC Union Berlin – is the top match of Matchday 3 and will be played at the Alten Försterei at 18:30 CET on Saturday 31 August.

Domestic duties after the first international break will be resumed against Bayer Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday 14 September (15:30 CET), before travelling to Europa League participants Eintracht Frankfurt the following Sunday (18:00 CET). The month will finish at home to Werder Bremen on the 28 September (18:30 CET).

All the fixtures at a glance

First half-season      
17/08/19 Sa 15:30 CET BVB vs. FC Augsburg
23/08/19 Fr 20:30 CET 1. FC Cologne vs. BVB
31/08/19 Sa 18:30 CET Union Berlin vs. BVB
14/09/19 Sa 15:30 CET BVB vs. Bayer Leverkusen
22/09/19 Su 18:00 CET Eintracht Frankfurt vs. BVB
28/09/19 Sa 18:30 CET BVB vs. Werder Bremen
04-06/10/19 Fr-Su   SC Freiburg vs. BVB
18-20/10/19 Fr-Su   BVB vs. Bor. M'gladbach
25-27/10/19 Fr-Su   FC Schalke 04 vs. BVB
01-03/11/19 Fr-Su   BVB vs. VfL Wolfsburg
08-10/11/19 Fr-Su   Bayern Munich vs. BVB
22-24/11/19 Fr-Su   BVB vs. SC Paderborn
29/11-02/12/19 Fr-Mo   Hertha BSC vs. BVB
06-08/12/19 Fr-Su   BVB vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf
13-15/12/19 Fr-Su   1. FSV Mainz 05 vs. BVB
17-18/12/19 Tu/We   BVB vs. Rasenballsport Leipzig
20-22/12/19 Fr-Su   TSG Hoffenheim vs. BVB
Second half-season      
17-20/01/20 Fr-Mo   FC Augsburg vs. BVB
24-27/01/20 Fr-Mo   BVB vs. 1. FC Cologne
31/01-03/02/20 Fr-Mo   BVB vs. Union Berlin
07-10/02/20 Fr-Mo   Bayer Leverkusen vs. BVB
14-17/02/20 Fr-Mo   BVB vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
21-24/02/20 Fr-Mo   Werder Bremen vs. BVB
28/02-02/03/20 Fr-Mo   BVB vs. SC Freiburg
06-09/03/20 Fr-Mo   Bor. M'gladbach vs. BVB
13-16/03/20 Fr-Mo   BVB vs. FC Schalke 04
20-22/03/20 Fr-Su   VfL Wolfsburg vs. BVB
03-06/04/20 Fr-Mo   BVB vs. Bayern Munich
11-13/04/20 Sa-Mo   SC Paderborn vs. BVB
17-20/04/20 Fr-Mo   BVB vs. Hertha BSC
24-27/04/20 Fr-Mo   Fortuna Düsseldorf vs. BVB
02-04/05/20 Sa-Mo   BVB vs. 1. FSV Mainz 05
09/05/20 Sa 15:30 CET Rasenballsport Leipzig vs. BVB
16/05/20 Sa 15:30 CET BVB vs. TSG Hoffenheim

The precise times and dates of the next set of fixtures will come after the draw for the UEFA club competitions (29/30 August) and are likely to be published in calendar week 36 (02-07 September). (br)