Cologne/Wolfsburg - Kick-off is approaching! At 20:30 CEST this Saturday, VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern München will go head-to-head for the first trophy of the season. is on hand to bring you all the latest news, tweets and pictures in the countdown to the first major highlight of the 2015/16 season.

20:25 Follow the game LIVE!

The countdown is over, the Supercup is about to begin! You can follow it on our live ticker here, if your local broadcaster is not screening it live! Enjoy the game!

20:20 Ten minutes to go

The teams are heading back into the dressing rooms, the curtain is about to be raised...

20:05 Loosening up

19:50 Warm-up time

As the teams emerge for their warm-ups, here's a reminder off the 22 men who will start off the Supercup. Are you ready?!

19:40 Holger's backing

He's not yet fit enough to play, but he's more than fit enough to give his Bayern team-mates his backing. Holger Badstuber is one of millions of spectators worldwide tonight.

19:35 11 Wolves

Here's the team Dieter Hecking is sending into action...

19:33 And here come the Wolves

19:30 One hour to kick-off

19:10 Line-ups

Bayern are first with theirs...

19:05 Questions to be answered

It won't be long before we find out...

18:35 Not long now...

18:30 Stadium bound

With two hours now until kick-off, FC Bayern are about to leave their hotel and head for the VW-Arena...

Translation: "It's pretty full around the hotel, the excitement is growing! FC Bayern about to leave for the stadium!"

18:00 Set to be crowned?

17:47 The venue is ready

17:45 Predictions time

17:40 Closer and closer

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17:30 How Vidal is Arturo?

One of the new faces Bundesliga fans will be getting used to this season is Arturo Vidal, not so unfamiliar following a four-year stint at Bayer 04 Leverkusen. has taken a look at how vital the Chilean might be to Bayern's quest for silverware this season. Can he help them to their first trophy tonight? Read on...

17:10 The season starts soon

Regarded as the key which unlocks the season, the Supercup is almost upon us...

17:00 Five reasons why...

FC Bayern will take the 2015 Supercup can be found here

16:45 Five reasons why...

Wolfsburg will win the 2015 Supercup can be found here.

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16:30 Four hours to kick-off!

This Supercup really does look too close to call. Wolfsburg pushed Bayern harder than any other club in the past three years for the Bundesliga title last season, picking up the second trophy in German football - the DFB Cup - as a welcome consolation. We asked Thomas Hitzlsperger who he favoured to win tonight, and you can find out his prediction in this exclusive interview.

16:15 Winning habit

Lifting the Supercup would not come as something new to Arjen Robben, who passed a late fitness test and is part of the Bayern squad. Will he start? All will be revealed very soon indeed.


16:00 The prowlers

What a debut it might be for Wolfsburg's new recruit Max Kruse, who could get his hands on some silverware after the first game for his new club. Speaking of dream debuts, Robert Lewandowski's first year at Bayern could hardly have been any better, although he didn't win the Supercup. Can he do that tonight? Here's a closer look at the most likely sources of Supercup goals tonight.


15:30 The dazzlers!

If it is entertainment you are after, then look no further than Kevin De Bruyne and Thomas Müller. But which of the two will hold the key to victory tonight? The record assistman in green or FIFA World Cup record-breaker in red? Here's a closer look at how they compare.

15:15 Bendtner ready for action

Nicklas Bendtner has posted a sketch on Instagram, linking to it via his Twitter account...


15:00 Getting closer

Moving further up the field, which of these two 'holding' midfielders will 'hold' the trophy tonight? Luiz Gustavo has already had his hands on the trophy once before, when he was wearing Bayern's red in 2012. Can he complete a double with different clubs? Xabi Alonso, like his coach Guardiola, is bidding to lift the trophy for the first time. Click here to find out more.


14:30 Six hours to go!

Kick-off is approaching so here's an introduction to some of the stars on show tonight, starting at the back, where we have Naldo vs Boateng. Wolfsburg's solid Brazilian was among the most prolific goalscoring defenders in the Bundesliga last season, but how does he cut it compared with German international Boateng, Bayern's Mr. Reliable at the back last term? Click here for an in-depth analysis of the two stoppers.

14:00 - Wolves in confident mood

13:45 Learning the lingo

Douglas Costa is making good progress in learning German. Well at least he's learnt the most important phrase for a Bayern player...

13:30 - Ready and waiting

Just seven hours until kick-off. The team bus is on hand to take the FC Bayern München stars to the 2015 German Supercup.

13:15 Matchday!

One of our favourite words...

13:00 - Top 10 Supercup goals - enjoy!

12:45 - The missing piece

The German Supercup is one of the few trophies missing from Pep Guardiola's collection. The FC Bayern München coach is keen to put that right!

12:30 - Eight hours until kick-off!


12:15 - Key showdown

The Supercup 2015 isn't just a meeting of the Bundesliga's top two sides from last season, but is also a clash of high calibre head coaches. After guiding VfL Wolfsburg to a second-place finish and a DFB Cup win, Dieter Hecking was named Germany's Coach of the Year, while Pep Guardiola has clinched all but two titles - the Supercup and the UEFA Champions League - during his two-year stint with FC Bayern München. This handy infographic puts both head coaches under the microscope.

12:00 - Superstars at the ready

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VfL Wolfsburg are hoping Kevin de Bruyne will be able to take his place in the starting line-up. Germany’s Footballer of the Year had been a major doubt after missing much of pre-season with a back injury. The Belgian midfielder returned on Friday to take part in the team’s final training session.

FC Bayern München’s new star signing Arturo Vidal has been named in the squad just four days after completing his move to the record champions. And Arjen Robben, whose season ended prematurely last time out due to injury, is back with the team and ready to start. The news is a boost to coach Pep Guardiola, who made clear he „wants to win this trophy.“


11:30 - Key facts

This is what it is all about! has the full lowdown on everything you need to know about the first trophy of the season!