Summary

  • Dortmund host double winners Bayern in season curtain-raiser.
  • Sell-out crowd expected at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.
  • Game sees Götze and Hummels face teams they left this summer.

The curtain comes up on the 2016/17 Bundesliga season with a titanic collision at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on Sunday when heavyweights Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München go toe-to-toe for the new campaign's first piece of silverware, the Supercup.

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bundesliga.com will have all the build-up and take you through to the final whistle and beyond in Dortmund where the game promises to be another unforgettable Der Klassiker.

Archive: Supercup live blog, Wednesday 10 August

All times are CEST

Thursday 11 August

21:38 - That's all, folks!

That wraps things up for Thursday, but we'll be back on Friday, another 24 hours closer to the curtain-raiser to the 2016/17 season.

21:03 - Go with the Flo

Florian Reinecke is the Official Fantasy Bundesliga Scout, giving you invaluable insight into those players who can help you rack up the points and climb the league, and perhaps win you the trip of a lifetime to a Bundesliga game! See what the Scout recommends in his first column.

19:57 - Bundesliga Daily

There's all you need to know from 11 August with Thomas Müller talking about Mats Hummels Supercup reunion with Borussia Dortmund, and BVB newboy Raphael Guerreiro giving his thoughts on where he might feature on the pitch.

18:03 - Win Supercup tickets!

16:37 - Neuer goal threat

Goalkeepers Jens Lehmann, Hans-Jörg Butt, Frank Rost and Marwin Hitz have all scored goals in the upper echelons of German professional football. Could Manuel Neuer be set to join them at the Supercup on Sunday?

15:33 - Back to the Future?

The Supercup has been kind to Dortmund. No team has won the competition more than Die Schwarzgelben, who have lifted the trophy five times. Bayern have four triumphs and have finished as runners up a record five times. SV Werder Bremen's three victories sees them complete the podium.

14: 25 - Müller motivation

Thomas Müller has two Supercup goals to his name, scoring in the victories over FC Schalke 04 in 2010 and Dortmund in 2012. The latter of those was the last time Bayern lifted the trophy, and Müller is ready to end that drought.

* Müller on #BVBFCB "Going for the title we have not won for three years. The motivation is, of course, great."

14:02 - Bayern support

Not that the fans of Bundesliga champions Bayern are likely to be intimidated. The Bavarians are the best-supported team in the world in terms of club membership, outstripping fellow European giants FC Barcelona and SL Benfica. Those that make the 600 kilometre journey north to Dortmund on Sunday are sure to make their voices heard.

13:33 - Take a step inside

Don't just take out word for it - see for yourself! Dortmund's capacity of 81,359 is the biggest in the Bundesliga. The Südtribüne alone houses just under 25,000 spectators. The SIGNAL IDUNA PARK is a crown jewel of the North Rhine-Westphalian region.

13.16 - Unforgettable atmosphere

The SIGNAL IDUNA PARK became the first stadium in footballing history to witness an average attendance of more than 80,000 in the 2015/16 season. Regardless of who takes the spoils on Sunday, the atmosphere is sure to be electric!

12:49 - Dream team

The Supercup might not contribute to Official Fantasy Bundesliga points, but it sure can provide a bit of inspiration! What would your combined Borussia Dortmund-FC Bayern München XI look like?

11:19 - Black and yellow pride

As ever, Dortmund will be resplendent in their unmistakable black and yellow home strip on Sunday. Whatever the exact arrangement of the colours, Die Schwarz-Gelben always dress to impress. Take a look at their 2016/17 get-up below:

10:11 - Limbering up

The looks on the faces of the Bayern players at Säbener Straße this morning tells you they mean business. Three Supercup defeats on the bounce just does not cut it in these parts.

09.39 - Tactical breakdown

Who do you think will win? The tactical breakdown of the previous Klassiker might shed some light on what to expect on Sunday...

A two-time Bundesliga champion with FC Bayern München, Xabi Alonso (l.) is still chasing his first Supercup title. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (r.), has won the competition twice with Borussia Dortmund.

09.19 - Guten Morgen!

Welcome along one and all! There are only four days to go until the mouthwatering DFL Supercup contest between record winners Borussia Dortmund and Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München.