It's the clash of Germany's biggest clubs, but also an interestig coaching duel: Who will come out on top when FC Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes and Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stöger meet for the first time?
There's a long way to go and Dortmund players and staff are understandably not getting carried away. But if Bayern Munich's hegemony is finally to be broken, BVB need to believe they are contenders, says DW's Matt Ford.
Borussia Dortmund's ultras have done more than most to combat right-wing extremism in German football. But according to local media, their hegemony on the Südtribüne has been challenged by some unwelcome visitors.
Niko Kovac has received public support from his Bayern Munich players – but talk is cheap. The Bavarians need to step up when they travel to Bremen. Elsewhere, Dortmund welcome Freiburg while Gladbach travel to Leipzig.
A last gasp goal from captain Marco Reus saved Dortmund from penalties against lower league opponents for the second time this season. Elsewhere, Leipzig knocked out their future boss and Leverkusen turned on the style.
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