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Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund.

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund.

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund.

Sky Sports has won the exclusive rights to show the German Bundesliga in Ireland and the UK for the next four seasons, in a major coup for the network.

Sky has been the home of England's Premier League since it was launched in 1992, but now they have added the German top flight to their collection of sports, with games to be shown on Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week.

The satellite broadcaster will also broadcast the German Supercup live, with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich going head-to-head on 17 August at Signal Iduna Park, kick off is at 7.30pm.

It will allow Irish fans to keep track on the progress of reigning champions Munich as they start life under new coach Julian Nagelsmann.

They can also keep track of Dortmund and their striker Erling Haaland, who looks set to stay in Germany for another season after Chelsea admitted defeat in their hopes of signing him this summer.

Sky Sports Managing Director Jonathan Licht said: “We’re delighted to have acquired the rights to the Bundesliga. Sky Sports customers will have the opportunity to watch some of the best players in the world as well as some of the leading teams in Europe.

“This new four-year agreement adds to our football offering in the UK and Ireland which already includes Premier League, EFL, Scottish Premiership and FA Women’s Super League as well as international action in the form of World Cup Qualifiers, placing Sky Sports as the home of live football.”

Bundesliga International CEO Robert Klein added: “This is a partnership that will deliver the best of the Bundesliga week-in, week-out, through world class production and multi-platform coverage.

"With Sky as our partner, Bundesliga fans will benefit from a first-class football viewing experience. This, paired with the Bundesliga's trademark attacking style of football, means that fans can expect an action-packed season, featuring some of the world’s best players and the most exciting up-and-coming talent.”

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