The general schedule for the 2020/21 Bundesliga season was announced in December of last year. However, with the Coronavirus pandemic pushing the end of the past season to late June, the start of the next season has now been delayed. Borussia Dortmund can expect a packed schedule featuring numerous midweek fixtures as well as a reduced winter break.
The executive committee of the DFB has released an updated general schedule for the coming season. The 2020/21 Bundesliga will commence on 18 September. Matchday 13 (18-21 December) will be the last round of fixtures of the calendar year, with the Bundesliga then resuming on the weekend of 2-4 January 2021. Matchday 34, the last of the season, is scheduled for 22 May 2021.
The DFB Cup will kick off one week prior to the Bundesliga, with the first round getting underway on 11 September 2020. The second round will follow just before Christmas (22 and 23 December). The round of 16 is then scheduled for 2 and 3 February, with the quarter-finals taking place one month later, on 2 and 3 March. The semi-finals should then take place on 1 and 2 May (though this has not yet been confirmed). The final, held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, is scheduled for 13 May, one week before the last Bundesliga matchday.
The Supercup between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich will take place on 30 September.
The schedule for the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League has also been set: Matchday 1 one of the group stages will be held on 20/21 October, with the remaining fixtures to follow on 27/28 October (Matchday 2), 3/4 November (Matchday 3), 24/25 November (Matchday 4), 1/2 December (Matchday 5), 8/9 December (Matchday 6). The draw for the group stages will take place on 1 October. (cr)