The eyes of the football community will be trained on the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on Sunday 14 August, as Borussia Dortmund host FC Bayern München in the 2016 Supercup (kick-off 20:30CEST/18:30GMT).
To whet your appetite ahead of the eagerly awaited Klassiker between Germany's two heavyweights, we have a closer look at both teams…
New season, new Dortmund
Mats Hummels, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gündogan may have left, but with Mario Götze, Andre Schürrle, Marc Bartra, Ousmane Dembele, Emre Mor and Raphael Guerreiro coming in, BVB look well placed to hit the ground running in 2016/17. Here is how coach Thomas Tuchel could reshuffle his line-up.
Who is Carlo Ancelotti?
Taking over from a man as successful as Guardiola is no small challenge, but if any coach is up to the task then it is Ancelotti. We have the lowdown on the Italian master tactician right here.
The Reds have been in decent shape themselves too...
16 July: SV Lippstadt 3-4 Bayern
20 July: Bayern 1-0 Manchester City
23 July: SpVgg Landshut 0-3 Bayern
28 July: Bayern 3-3 AC Milan (Milan win 8-6 on penalties)
30 July: Inter Milan 1- 4 Bayern
3 August: Bayern 0-1 Real Madrid
Watch: Highlights of Bayern's thumping win over FC Internazionale in the USA