Joshua Kimmich’s Bayern Munich team has moved seven points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table since returning to action. Photograph: Getty Images

“This year we have to drink all the beer,” Joshua Kimmich says, his tone deadpan as he ponders how weird it would be for Bayern Munich not to have the(...)

In this aerial image,  Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich  play in fron of empty stands in their Bundesliga match in Dortmund last week.  The German league was the world’s first major soccer competition to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Federico Gambarini/DPA via AP, Pool

Frustrated fans may have to wait awhile yet before they get the chance to return to large-arena sport where nothing quite beats the live experience. (...)

Match-winner Joshua Kimmich looks on as Robert Lewandowski celebrates Bayern’s win over Dortmund. Photograph: Federico Gambarini/AP

James Richardson was struggling a little bit to find the words to describe just how monumental this Bundesliga battle of Bayern Munich and Borussia Do(...)

Borussia Dortmund  goalkeeper Roman Buerki can’t keep out Joshua Kimmich’s first half opener. Photograph: Federico Gambarini/PA

Borussia Dortmund 0 Bayern Munich 1 Bayern Munich took a giant stride towards an eighth consecutive Bundesliga crown as Joshua Kimmich’s inspired chi(...)

Bayer Leverkusen celebrate Kai Havertz’s opener against Borussia Monchengladbach. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/EPA

Kai Havertz bagged a brace for the second time in six days as Bayer Leverkusen leapfrogged Borussia Monchengladbach into third in the Bundesliga with (...)

Munster’s Kenyon Knox celebrates winning a penalty against Connacht during the Pro14 clash at the  Sportsground last December. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

So, how was the Bundesliga for you? For sure, not all rugby supporters are also football fans, much less of the German top flight, but with rugby in m(...)

Borussia Mönchegladbach supporters have paid for cardboard cut-out portraits to be placed in the  Borussia Park football stadium as the Bundesliga returns behind closed doors. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

So what’s the state of play in the Bundesliga? Bayern Munich are four points clear of Borussia Dortmund and five ahead of RB Leipzig with nine rounds(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s  famous yellow wall is one of the great fan experiences. Photograph:  Getty Images

Saturday, May 16th. Borussia Dortmund against Schalke. Football is back. The news the German Bundesliga would be returning to action has come as a sw(...)

Bayern are within reach of an eighth successive Bundesliga title. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich Manager: Hans-Dieter Flick Player to watch: Serge Gnabry Titles: 29 Homegrown forward Thomas Müller once explained the club’s “Mia san(...)

Bayern Munich’s striker Ivan Perisic arrives for a training session. The Bundesliga returns next week. Photograph:  Christof Stache/AFP

Thank God for the Germans, who will fill the huge football-shaped hole in many of our lives when the Bundesliga resumes this weekend. With apologies t(...)

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