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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich to open title defence against Wolfsburg on Aug. 22

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FRANKFURT - Bayern Munich will kick off its Bundesliga title defence at home to Wolfsburg on Aug. 22.

Bayern's opening match pits Pep Guardiola's team against the 2009 champion, last season's fifth-place finisher.

The German Football League said on Tuesday that runner-up Borussia Dortmund will host Bayer Leverkusen in the first round.

Cologne, returning to the topflight after a two-year absence, starts with a home match against Hamburger SV, which narrowly escaped relegation last season.

The other promoted team, Paderborn, will kick off its first Bundesliga season at home against Mainz.

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