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How to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich: Live stream Der Klassiker

The Bundesliga's top two go head-to-head tonight in a game that could decide the destination of the league title

On 16 May, the Bundesliga became the first major European football league to return to action and there have since been two rounds of competitive fixtures played behind closed doors.

Eerie silence in the stands, muted celebrations and social distancing measures have served as a stark reminder that things are still a long way from being back to normal but the return of football to our screens is an undeniably welcome one.

The action continues this week with four games on Tuesday and another five on Wednesday. The highlight of matchday 28 is the top-of-the-table clash between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

“Der Klassiker” – which is likely to prove crucial in deciding the destination of the Bundesliga title – kicks off at 5:30pm on Tuesday 26 May, with coverage starting on BT Sport 1 at 5pm.

Both sides have won their two games since returning. Table-toppers Bayern beat FC Union Berlin on 16 May before thumping Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 on Saturday, while Dortmund eased back into winning ways with a 4-0 victory over FC Schalke prior to a 2-0 away success at Wolfsburg at the weekend.

Those results have seen Bayern retain their four-point advantage over second-placed Dortmund, who are three points clear of RB Leipzig in third.

When the two sides met in September last year, Bayern ran out 4-0 winners, with the league’s leading goalscorer, Robert Lewandowski, netting twice. The Polish striker currently has 27 league goals, with Leipzig frontman Timo Werner, who scored a hat-trick at the weekend, on 24 and Englishman Jadon Sancho some way behind them on 14.

Were Bayern to inflict another defeat on their rivals next week, Dortmund’s hope of preventing them from winning an eighth-straight title would be all-but over.

If you’re in the UK, the only place to watch the crucial clash, along with every other Bundesliga game this season, is on BT Sport. Below we’ll explain how to access BT Sport in both the UK and abroad and how to watch the match if you’re in the US.

How to watch the Dortmund vs Bayern Munich online in the UK: BT Sport

From now until the end of the season, BT Sport will be broadcasting every Bundesliga game live across their various channels. There are a number of ways in which you can get BT Sport depending on which TV provider you have and how you want to watch games.

Watch Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live on BT TV

If you sign up for a BT broadband and TV package, BT Sport is included as standard. If you already have BT broadband you can add BT TV and BT Sport will be added automatically. If you already have BT broadband and BT TV but signed up before BT Sport was added as standard, you can add BT Sport to your bundle for £10/mth.

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Watch the Dortmund vs Bayern Munich online live on BT Sport without a contract

BT Sport recently announced a brilliant new subscription service option, giving you unlimited access to five BT Sport channels for £25/mth, including BT Sport Ultimate which broadcasts in 4K HDR quality. This means that you’re not tied down to a long-term contract and can cancel whenever you want. With this option, you can stream the Bundesliga on your mobile, tablet, console and Smart TV and use it on any two devices at the same time.

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How to watch Dortmund vs Bayern Munich online in the US: fuboTV and Fox Sports

In the US, Fox Sports and Univision have the rights to broadcast every Bundesliga game this season and Dortmund vs Bayern will be screened live at 12:30pm Eastern Time (channel TBC).

If you have a supported cable TV service, you can watch Dortmund vs Bayern live on TV or via the Fox Sports app. Other streaming services also have Fox Sports as part of their package, including FuboTV, Hulu+ Live TV and AT&T TV.

The cheapest way to stream Bundesliga games is to get Sling Blue, which gives you access to Fox Sports 1 for $30/mth. To watch games that are broadcast on Fox Sports 2, you’ll need the Sling Sports Extra package that costs an additional $10/mth. Certain games are only available to stream, on the Fox Soccer Match Pass, which costs $19.99/mth, but new members get a seven-day free trial.

How to watch Dortmund vs Bayern Munich online abroad: use a good VPN service

If you live outside the UK, you can stream BT Sport and Fox Sports over a virtual private network, or VPN. A VPN conceals your location, making your device and apps think you’re browsing from the UK. So, for example, you can log into any of the above streaming services from abroad and watch the game as if you were watching it on your PC at home. It’s good practice to use a VPN because it protects all your browsing traffic from everyone, including your ISP.

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