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ESPN reveal details for coverage of Bayern-Dortmund Klassiker on US TV

Published: Updated: 05:05, 28 Mar 2024
ESPN hyped the Klassiker clash in US last season, yielding good numbers

ESPN is set to bring the second edition of Der Klassiker between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund to US TV with extensive coverage. The main ESPN channel will broadcast the game live, along with pre and post-game analysis, promising an engaging experience for Bundesliga fans.

Bayern Munich, having won the last 11 Bundesliga titles, currently trails Bayer Leverkusen by 10 points with only eight games remaining in the league. The German giants are eager for a win to keep up with a Bayer Leverkusen side that has remained undefeated across all competitions this season.

On the other hand, Borussia Dortmund is clinging onto fourth place in the Bundesliga table. Known for frequently securing second place in Bundesliga, they now lead RB Leipzig by just one point for that crucial Champions League spot.

The need for points promises an exciting game as we return from March's international break. Neutral fans will be hoping it’s closer than Munich’s 4-0 thrashing of their rivals earlier this season.

Coverage Details

  • Kickoff time: Saturday, Mar. 30 at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT
  • Commentators: Derek Rae and Stewart Robson
  • US TV: Match available on both ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

ABC to telecast NCAA Women’s Basketball over Bundesliga

ESPN has previously aired games from Bundesliga on both ABC and its own channel earlier this season as well as last campaign - including this fixture from one year ago that aired on ABC. However, due to ABC televising the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament this Saturday; viewers can catch all action live exclusively on various platforms of ESPN.

For those without a subscription to TV channel ESPN but have used streaming service ESPN+ to watch the Bundesliga this season, the game will also be available on ESPN+ in both English and Spanish.

Derek Rae and Stewart Robson will serve as commentators, while Archie Rhind-Tutt will provide interviews and analysis from the sidelines. For studio coverage in the United States, Kay Murray and Alejandro Moreno will offer pregame and postgame analysis.

A Rare Der Klassiker without an impending champion

Traditionally, the second game between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund has been a significant determinant of Bundesliga's eventual champion. Since 2009/10 season, either Bayern or Dortmund have won every Bundesliga title with one of them finishing runner-up eight times in those 14 seasons.

This season however presents a different scenario; it’s a last-chance game for Thomas Tuchel’s side. Any slip-up could allow Leverkusen to widen their lead at the top of table. Given Leverkusen’s form, Bayern needs to win out to maintain any semblance of hope.

The stakes are equally high for Borussia Dortmund who has consistently finished in top four over past 13 seasons (12 times). However, with RB Leipzig hot on their heels this year under Edin Terzic's leadership; securing points is crucial as only seven games remain after this matchday in Bundesliga season.

Time is running out for these Klassiker rivals to secure much-needed points making this match not just pivotal but also highly anticipated among sports fans across US.

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