Summary

  • Dortmund host double winners Bayern in season curtain-raiser.
  • Sell-out crowd expected at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.
  • Game sees Götze and Hummels face teams they left this summer.

The curtain comes up on the 2016/17 Bundesliga season with a titanic collision at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on Sunday when heavyweights Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München go toe-to-toe for the new campaign's first piece of silverware, the Supercup.

bundesliga.com will have all the build-up and take you through to the final whistle and beyond in Dortmund where the game promises to be another unforgettable Der Klassiker.

All times are CEST

Wednesday 10 August

19:38 - Bye for now!

That's all for today, boys and girls. We'll be back on Thursday with more build-up to Sunday's curtain raiser at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK. Bis dann!

19:31 - Coman wants to stay

Kingsley Coman has told kicker magazine that he wants to stay with the German record titleholders beyond the end of his two-year loan deal from Italian champions Juventus. The France international helped Bayern to a domestic double during his first year in Munich, before featuring prominently for host nation France at UEFA EURO 2016.

"I would love to stay here," said the 20-year-old winger. "It was one of my goals, when I arrived, to play here for a long time. I can see myself playing here for many years, even if you never know how things will go over the years. Bayern are one of the best clubs in the world and I want to play for many, many more years here."

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18:41 - Rode with a point to prove

Sebastian Rode has been pumping iron in preparation for Sunday's showdown with his former club. The 25-year-old Dortmund midfielder made 52 appearances in all competitions during a two-season spell at Bayern, before signing a four-year deal with BVB this summer.

16:39 - Bayern with a score to settle

Thomas Müller and Co. were in jovial mood at Bayern's annual Media Day on Wednesday, but it was not long before attentions turned to ending the club's Supercup drought. "The reality is we haven't won the Supercup in the last three seasons," admitted Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. "We'd be delighted if we can do it this time."

14:54 - Swiss farewell

BVB have returned home to Dortmund following their pre-season training camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. Die Schwarz-Gelben were beaten 1-0 by Athletic Club on Tuesday in a game which saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang miss a penalty and USMNT star Christian Pulisic strike the inside of a post.

14:16 - Supercup starlets

A number of players are in line to make their competitive debuts for either Dortmund or Bayern in the 2016 Supercup. Find out who right here.

13:03 - Reus update

Dortmund have confirmed that FIFA 17 cover star Marco Reus remains "on course" for a mid-August return to team training, despite earlier comments to the contrary from head coach Thomas Tuchel. The 27-year-old attacking midfielder suffered an adductor injury in Dortmund's defeat to Bayern in the DFB Cup final in May and has been out of action ever since.

12:34 - Fantasy Bundesliga shop window

Can't decide between Bayern's Robert Lewandowski and Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang? Maybe you want both to lead the line. Either way, the Supercup is a fantastic opportunity for all budding Official Fantasy Bundesliga coaches to cast an eye over two of the best teams in the business. Here's a reminder of how to play:

11:49 - Bayern's injury list

Carlo Ancelotti insists he is in it to win it on Sunday, but the new FC Bayern head coach will have to do so without a handful of first-team contenders. Renato Sanches (thigh) and Arjen Robben (groin) are definitely out, while Douglas Costa (thigh) and Jerome Boateng (groin) have only just started running again following injury.

11:35 - Key duels

The countdown to Sunday's Supercup Klassiker has begun! To get you in the mood, check out our piece on the tantalising head-to-heads that could decide the contest by clicking this link.