Bundesliga

Supercup 2016: key duels

The Supercup pits together the best the Bundesliga has to offer, with heavyweights Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München each looking to draw first blood in what will be another fiercely-contested season.

Raphael Guerreiro vs. Kingsley Coman

bundesliga.com looks at some of the micro-battles which could make a difference this Sunday in the next installment of Der Klassiker.

Just five weeks after meeting in the UEFA EURO 2016 final, Raphael Guerreiro and Kingsley Coman lock horns once again, just that little bit wiser about one another. Bayern's menacing winger – who scored four goals in 23 Bundesliga appearances last season – drew the short straw in Saint-Denis and he will be out to spoil Guerreiro's Dortmund bow and ensure it is he lifting a trophy – his third since joining the record German champions – aloft on Sunday.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vs. Mats Hummels

With four Bundesliga titles, two DFB Cup wins and one Supercup, Lewandowski's list of accolades is enviable. Unless, of course, you are Bartra. The 25-year-old has already lifted the Spanish league title five times, the Copa del Rey twice and, significantly, the UEFA Champions League on two occasions. Now, he has to draw on those previous successes as he steps into Mats Hummels' footsteps as the brains and brawn of Borussia's back line.

"It was a big change for me, but I accept the challenge and I see myself as equal to the task," said the Spanish defender. "I know Mats, and being his successor is a challenge."

Bartra will be able to observe Hummels at close quarters on Sunday - as will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Rather than facing Hummels only in training games, the Gabon forward will now come up against his former team-mate in a competitive fixture for the first time since arriving in Germany in 2013.

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