Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Müller and Leon Goretzka (l.-r.) enjoying some traditional Bavarian refreshment at Oktoberfest 2019. - © Martin Hangen/hangenfoto
Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Müller and Leon Goretzka (l.-r.) enjoying some traditional Bavarian refreshment at Oktoberfest 2019. - © Martin Hangen/hangenfoto
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Bayern Munich launch new Oktoberfest jersey

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Record Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have launched a new version of their Oktoberfest jersey, to mark the return of the city's famous beer festival in 2022.

It won't just be in the Bundesliga clash between Augsburg and Bayern that Bavarian pride is on show this Saturday. On 17 September, the Oktoberfest finally returns for the first time since 2019, after the last two editions were cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over the next couple of weeks, thousands of revelers will descend upon the Theresienwiese to soak up the unique atmosphere of the world's biggest folk festival, and of course sample local beer by the litre in traditional Wiesn-Maß steins.

Bayern are always VIP guests for the event, with players such as Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry attending with their partners three years ago. This time around, the reigning German champions may trade the customary Bavarian Lederhosen for their new-look, adidas-designed Oktoberfest jersey, which has been released "to celebrate Bavarian tradition and lifestyle together with the fans".

If Bayern can get the party started with a derby win over Augsburg at the WWK Arena on Saturday afternoon, their supporters might even be offering to get the round in…