NOW LIVE: BVB only draw, Schalke loose

Today the Bundesliga returns: Germany's football stars from BVB, Schalke and Co. are back on the grass. But only virtually – at the "Bundesliga Home Challenge". Today, Saturday, from 4:00 p.m. (originally 3:30 p.m. was planned as the start)!

From the corona isolation straight back to the pitch: For the soccer professionals around Maximilian Mittelstädt from Hertha BSC and Jannes Horn from Hannover 96, the scenario will become reality this Saturday – at least virtually: in the new eSports competition "Bundesliga Home Challenge", which will be played on the console in FIFA 20. Both of them were recently directly affected by the virus. has been presenting the events in live stream since 4:00 p.m .: The game schedule: 4:10 p.m .: SpVgg Greuther Fürth vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2: 3 [Spiel 1: 1:0 / Spiel 2: 1:3] 5:00 pm: Hertha BSC vs SC Paderborn 07 6: 3 [Spiel 1: 4:1 / Spiel 2: 2:2] 5:50 pm: 1.FSV Mainz 05 vs. Borussia Dortmund 3: 3 [Spiel 1: 1:1 / Spiel 2: 2:2] [Hier gibt es das Spiel des BVB zum Nachschauen] 18:40: FC St. Pauli vs. FC Schalke 04 1: 4 [Spiel 1: 0:1 / Spiel 2: 1:3] 7:30 pm: 1. FC Köln vs. VfB Stuttgart 5: 3 [Spiel 1: 5:1 / Spiel 2: 0:2] 20:20: SG Dynamo Dresden vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 2: 8 [Spiel 1: 0:4 / Spiel 2: 2:4] 9:10 p.m .: FC Augsburg vs. Hannover 96 [Spiel 1: -:- / Spiel 2: -:-] [fett markiert: Sieger der Partie – Endergebnis wird aus Spiel 1 und Spiel 2 kumuliert] The recovered horn has been out of domestic isolation since Friday afternoon – Hanover officially returned from quarantine on Thursday. Mittelstädt is still at home because of a corona fall in the team and can hardly wait for the distraction: "In my free time I play FIFA regularly, and now I can officially compete with other Bundesliga players, eSport athletes and club employees. That is a great format for this time! "The 23-year-old defender starts on Saturday (4:20 pm) with Hertha-eSportler Elias" Mern22 "Nerlich against SC Paderborn in the first match day. The capitals are one of 26 of the 36 professional clubs in the tournament, at least one licensed player and "one person from the respective club or its surroundings" is at the start for each team. Also Nassim Boujellab from Schalke 04, with eSportsman Tim "Tim Latka "Schwartmann will gamble is full of anticipation. "It is a good thing for the fans and good to pass the time," said Boujellab, who usually gambles "for an hour or two" during the day. The first game of the 20-year-old youngster is scheduled for Saturday (3:30 p.m.) against FC St. Pauli. The "Bundesliga Home Challenge" also gives clubs that have not yet been virtually involved the chance to take part. Clubs such as runner-up Borussia Dortmund, for whom Achraf Hakimi takes part, had spurned the Virtual Bundesliga (VBL), which, like its analogue counterpart, is currently on hold. In addition to entertainment in the corona crisis, the new challenge could also provide a boost for eSports

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