• Champions Bayern open the season against Bremen.
  • 'Chicharito's' Leverkusen vs. Vargas' Hoffenheim on Matchday 8.
  • Dortmund host Schalke in the season's first Revierderby on Matchday 9. have pored over the new #bundesligaschedule picking out seven show-stopping matches that you must not miss during the Hinrunde.

Matchday 1 - FC Bayern München vs. SV Werder Bremen

The 2015/16 season curtain-raiser ended nastily for northern visitors to the Allianz Arena with Hamburger SV heading home after a 5-0 defeat, the most convincing opening-game win in Bundesliga history. Bremen have been warned…

Impress your friends stat: Bayern have won their last 11 matches against Bremen.

Matchday 2 - RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Dortmund

The newboys from eastern Germany could not have wished for – and perhaps might not have wished for! – such prestigious visitors as the five-time Bundesliga champions and last season’s runners-up for their first-ever Bundesliga home game.

Impress your friends stat: Seven years after being founded, RB Leipzig will become the 55th club to play in the Bundesliga.

Matchday 8 - FC Bayern München vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach

An all-time Bundesliga classic will have another chapter added to it at the Allianz Arena. Gladbach have had the Indian sign over their Bavarian rivals in recent seasons – can Carlo Ancelotti break the spell in his maiden encounter with the Foals?

Impress your friends stat: Gladbach were the only side unbeaten against Bayern in 15/16, and have not lost in four matches against the Bavarian giants.

Matchday 8 - Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

There will be an air of revenge at the BayArena when 'Chicharito' comes up against Eduardo Vargas. The Mexico superstar was powerless to prevent Vargas’ Chile inflicting a punishing 7-0 Copa America defeat on El Tri this summer with the Hoffenheim man grabbing four goals.

Impress your friends stat: Hoffenheim have only ever beaten Leverkusen once in the Bundesliga.

Matchday 9 - Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Schalke 04

The ‘Mother of all Derbies’ is always a drama-packed, thrill-a-minute occasion with the 2015/16 encounters a case in point. Don’t believe us? Then watch the highlights of last season’s games. If you don’t get goosebumps, you might need to see a doctor…

Impress your friends stat: Dortmund’s Shinji Kagawa has won five of his seven Revierderbies, scoring four times.

Matchday 11 - Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Bayern München

Der Klassiker will be given extra spice – as if it needs it! – with former BVB man Mats Hummels returning to the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK for the first time since his summer move to Bayern. You will want to soak up every second of this, and with, you can.

Impress your friends stat: Dortmund have won just once in eight Bundesliga games against Bayern.

Matchday 12 - FC Bayern München vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen

‘Chicharito’ testing himself against the most formidable centre-back pair in the Bundesliga, Hummels and Jerome Boateng, should be a not-to-be-missed titanic contest.

Impress your friends stat: Leverkusen have finished ahead of Bayern just three times in 37 seasons together in the top flight.