Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Bayern Munich vs. Union Berlin on Sunday.
Bayern Munich vs. 1. FC Union Berlin
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The Bundesliga season’s restart includes league leaders Bayern Munich traveling to Berlin to face the newly-promoted (and definitely holding their own) 1. FC Union Berlin on Sunday.
Bayern was only four points ahead of rivals Borussia Dortmund heading into the weekend, but still looking like favorites to capture its eighth straight championship. Assuming that the Champions League starts up again soon, the German giants are in a good place, looking like they’ll get past Chelsea to get into the quarterfinal round—where they’ll join fellow Bundesliga squad RB Leipzig.
31-year-old striker Robert Lewandowski is showing he’s still got it, with the Golden Boot in both the Bundesliga (with 25 goals) and Champions League (with 11 goals). He leads a team of internationally-known players including German legends Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller, former Liverpool and Barcelona sparkplug Philippe Coutinho, French World Cup hero Benjamin Pavard (whose goal of the tournament defied physics), and players like Leon Goretzka and Corentin Tolisso, who could be top players for their respective German and French World Cup squads by 2022.
Union Berlin, meanwhile, isn’t even the most successful team in its city, with Hertha Berlin being more of a Bundesliga mainstay. The team’s most famous player, Neven Subotic, is a central defender who made his name at Dortmund and is now at the tail end of a distinguished career. But Union Berlin fits a common international soccer trope of working-class underdog team sharing a city with a more favored, successful, upper-class-leaning team—though its rivalry with Hertha Berlin is tempered by Union being located in what was East Berlin and generally good feelings that came with German reunification.
Bayern Munich vs. Union Berlin live stream: How to watch Bundesliga matches online
The match will be featured on both FS1 and TUDN. Though this is Fox’s last season with the Bundesliga TV contract, they’ll certainly welcome world-class soccer’s return to TV. (And if you’ve never watched a match on TUDN, it’s a treat, even if you don’t speak Spanish. Their team’s energy transcends borders and language.)
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*First Published: May 12, 2020, 10:22 pm
Phil West is a sports reporter and the author of two books on soccer, ‘The United States of Soccer,’ and ‘I Believe That We Will Win,’ both from The Overlook Press. His work has appeared most recently in MLSSoccer.com, Pro Soccer USA, Texas Highways, and Howler. Based in Austin, he is also a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.