Fans in the Ruhr valley, 'the beating heart of German football', are getting ready for the 'greatest match of all' - Dortmund versus Schalke. It's war.
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.
The only unbeaten sides in professional German football meet in the second round of the cup as Borussia Dortmund host second-division Union Berlin. Elsewhere, Schalke travel to Cologne while RB Leipzig host Hoffenheim.
Nicolai Müller once again scored on the opening day, but this time he didn't rule himself out for the season. Elsewhere, Bayern Munich were in the middle of VAR chaos, Dortmund shone, and a number of debutants dazzled.
The 2018-19 season is already seven games old and the second international break is upon us. With surprises at both ends of the table, DW takes a look at six Bundesliga players who have impressed so far.
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