- Bayern and Dortmund react to Sunday's Supercup.
- Gladbach preparing for Champions League bow.
- Birthdays for Köln duo.
Bundesliga Daily keeps you right up to date with all the important events concerning the 18 Bundesliga clubs. Here's all you need to know from 15 August...
After the Supercup
FC Bayern München goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was a happy man after his side hit back at a fierce Dortmund opening with goals from Arturo Vidal and Thomas Müller earning them a fifth Supercup triumph, and first since 2012.
"There's certainly no question that the Supercup has taken on more significance over the last few years," said a proud Manuel Neuer. "When you haven't won it in the last three attempts, then it feels even better that we've finally managed it. Supercup winners – that feels good!"
'Just needed a goal'
Borussia Dortmund were left frustrated at losing to their arch-rivals, but it was not all doom an gloon in the BVB camp.
"Bayern were just that little bit cleverer," said Felix Passlack, who drew plenty of acclaim for his mature performance in defence. "They were that bit more efficient, but we played really well, particularly in the first half, and we should have got a goal then."
Borussia Mönchengladbach are preparing to take their bow in the UEFA Champions League with the first leg a play-off tie away BSC Young Boys of Berne.
"I'm delighted to be playing football again in my home country," said Gladbach's Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer at a pre-match press conference. "Our aim is to reach the group stage – we saw how good it was last season and we want to experience that again [...] The stakes are high and we desperately want to be in the Champions League. Tomorrow is the moment when we have to be ready."
There were no fewer than two birthdays to celebrate in Cologne on Monday with Dominique Heintz extinguishing 23 candles and Filip Mladenovic puffing out two more. Many happy returns to the 1. FC Köln duo from bundesliga.com!