China to host post-season Bundesliga showdown

Bundesliga clubs Eintracht Frankfurt and VfL Wolfsburg will play a friendly match in Foshan on May 24 as part of their post-season tours to China. For Eintracht it will be a second trip abroad in 2019 after competing in the Florida Cup during the Bundesliga winter break.

This matchup will represent the first game between two German teams on Chinese soil since 2012 and is part of a Bundesliga initiative to increase its exposure in China, spearheaded by the league’s Beijing office.

Referencing the German league’s slogan, Bundesliga International chief executive Robert Klein said: “This will give Chinese fans a unique opportunity to experience and engage with ‘Football As It’s Meant To Be’ live. This game, between two of Europe’s top teams, follows the opening of our Beijing office and a Bundesliga Legends Tour with Jürgen Klinsmann. These are just some of the ways we’re connecting with local fans more deeply and more often here in China.”

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