Gio Reyna will get an opportunity to demonstrate his skills on national TV Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Borussia Dortmund)

ABC will broadcast its first German Bundesliga match – Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund – Saturday, March 6 at noon p.m. ET as part of ESPN’s English and Spanish-language coverage of German soccer’s latest “Der Klassiker” rivalry game.

The match from Allianz Arena in Munich also will stream live on ESPN+, the U.S. home and will air live on ESPN Deportes.

Bayern and Dortmund are the two most successful clubs in German soccer along with Bayern holding all six titles currently available to the team, including Club World Cup. They have combined to win the last 11 league titles, with FC Bayern – the 2020 UEFA Champions League champion – winning nine times, including the past eight seasons. Dortmund has won twice over the past decade-plus while finishing runner-up five times to FC Bayern. The recent success of both clubs has catapulted “Der Klassiker” (known as the German Clasico) to one of global football’s top rivalries.

Led by Poland forward Robert Lewandowski – the 2020 FIFA Player of the Year – and Canadian midfielder Alphonso Davies (Lou Marsh Trophy holder), FC Bayern currently sits atop the Bundesliga standings. Dortmund features Norwegian forward Erling Haaland and American teenage soccer sensation Giovanni Reyna.

Surround coverage of Der Klassiker will include Star Cam feed, a live stream focused solely on two North American players – Dortmund’s Gio Reyna (USA) and FC Bayern’s Alphonso Davies (Canada) – in the match. Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez will handle commentary on the feed, available exclusively on ESPN+.

Der Klassiker Match Commentators

ABC: Derek Rae (play-by-play), analyst Taylor Twellman

ESPN Deportes: Fernando Palomo (play-by-play), analyst Mario Kempes

ESPN+ English/Spanish: Rae and Twellman; Palomo and Kempes

Star Cam: Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez

Studio Coverage: English – Dan Thomas (host), Juergen Klinsmann and Jan Aage Fjortoft (analysts), and Archie Rhind-Tutt (on-site reporter)


Der Klassiker Coverage Schedule:

Time (ET)
11 a.m.
Futbol Center
ESPN Deportes
12 p.m.

Anchors Jay Harris and Hannah Storm

12 p.m.
ESPN FC – Der Klassiker Pregame Special

Dan Thomas (host), Juergen Klinsmann, Jan Aage Fjortoft and Archie Rhind-Tutt (on-site reporter)

12:30 p.m.
FC Bayern München vs. Borussia Dortmund

English: Derek Rae and Taylor Twellman

Spanish: Fernando Palomo and Mario Kempes


ESPN Deportes (12:15 p.m.)

2:30 p.m.
ESPN FC – Der Klassiker Postgame
2:30 p.m.
ESPN Deportes SportsCenter – Postgame Special

Palomo and Kempes (segments)

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