Munich - There are still three weeks to go before the curtain rises on the 51st Bundesliga season, but a taste of what is to come can be had this weekend when the Telekom Cup takes place in Mönchengladbach.
The waiting is nearly over
Hosts Borussia Mönchengladbach have invited some illustrious guests for what promises to be a tournament which will tickle the tastebuds of Bundesliga fans all around the world.
The wait for the drama, emotions and excitement of Europe’s top league is almost over and bundesliga.com analyses how ready European champions FC Bayern Munich, UEFA Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund, five-time Bundesliga winners Gladbach and the league’s founding members and ever-presents Hamburger SV are for the upcoming season.
The tournament commences on Saturday when Gladbach face Dortmund and Hamburg put Pep Guardiola's Bayern to the test. On Sunday, the two beaten semi-finalists jostle for third place before the grand finale.