The Bundesliga finally returned at the weekend after a break of 104 days – and boy was it worth the wait!
1) Race for Torjägerkanone off to blistering start
From a spectacular opening game to impressive new signings and eye-catching goals, there was no shortage of action. bundesliga.com rounds up the five biggest talking points from Matchday 1 of the 2016/17 season…
After topping the Bundesliga scoring chart last season with 30 goals, Robert Lewandowski showed he is in no mood to relinquish his crown this term by promptly netting a hat-trick in the season opener in FC Bayern München's 6-0 win over SV Werder Bremen.
2) Gladbach show mettle in top-four clash
Cast your mind back to this time one year ago: Borussia Mönchengladbach had qualified for the UEFA Champions League but inexplicably went on to lose their first five Bundesliga matches, prompting then-coach Lucien Favre to resign.
4) One-shot Wood
After scoring 17 goals for Union Berlin in Bundesliga 2 last season it was clear why Hamburger SV snapped up striker Bobby Wood – and the USMNT international instantly repaid their faith in him on Matchday 1.