The German Supercup: VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern München are preparing to do battle for the first trophy of the season. - © © imago / Action Pictures
The German Supercup: VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern München are preparing to do battle for the first trophy of the season. - © © imago / Action Pictures

Supercup 2015: the countdown

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

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

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16:45 Five reasons why...

Wolfsburg will win the 2015 Supercup can be found here.

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.

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15:15 Bendtner ready for action

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

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...


13:15 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!

12:00 - Superstars at the ready

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