England League Cup

Bayern looking to catch Dortmund as Bundesliga resumes

BERLIN (AP) Six points behind midway through the season, Bayern Munich's bid to catch Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund begins Friday at Hoffenheim.

The six-time defending champions find themselves in the unusual position of challengers after a difficult opening half to the season.

Bayern dropped points at home against Augsburg, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Freiburg and Fortuna Duesseldorf, while losing matches at Hertha Berlin and Dortmund.