Calendars, diaries and planners at the ready! There are some corking fixtures to look forward to either side of the Bundesliga's customary winter break.
The festive season begins with a bang for powerhouse trio Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, with UEFA Champions League ties against Paris-Saint Germain, Real Madrid and Besiktas respectively.
Then it's head-first into the final Hinrunde straight for Matchdays 15-17. Borussia Mönchengladbach entertain Schalke in a veritable battle of Bundesliga stalwarts on 9 December; Bayern host current bottom-feeders Cologne a week later; and top-four rivals Dortmund and Hoffenheim face off on 16 December.
The first half of the 2017/18 campaign draws to a close a few days later in the DFB Cup third round, with Dortmund's trip to Bayern the pick of the last-16 fixtures on 19/20 December.
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