The World Cup in Qatar is over and the ball has been rolling in many international leagues since the end of December. However, the Bundesliga will not return from the winter break until mid-January. A top game awaits at the start.

The last Bundesliga match day ended on November 13 with SC Freiburg beating Union Berlin 4-1. On January 20th, the waiting for German football fans will be over – and the new year will start with an absolutely top game. Third-placed RB Leipzig welcome FC Bayern Munich on Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Bayern lead the table after 15 games with a four-point lead over SC Freiburg. They are followed by the reigning DFB Cup winners from Leipzig with 28 points. With a win, Munich could extend their lead over a direct competitor.

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The 16th matchday offers other interesting duels. On Saturday, January 21, at 3:30 p.m., the strong Frankfurt team will meet Schalke 04. For the bottom of the table, it is important not to lose touch with the competition. At the same time, two clubs at risk of relegation, VfL Bochum and Hertha BSC, are playing directly against each other. BVB meets FC Augsburg on Sunday. Finally, on Sunday at 5.30 p.m. there will be a derby between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen.

Ski racer Linus Straßer confirmed his strong form three weeks before the Alpine World Championships in France, but just missed another podium. The man from Munich finished fourth when Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen won.

Boris Becker is back in front of the camera as an expert for Eurosport. Just in time for the start of the Australian Open, the TV broadcaster struggled with sound problems lasting several minutes. Many tennis fans complain about the constant humming noise in the background.