That scent on the air is the start of a fresh Bundesliga season. Just weeks out from first kick against Hamburger SV, Bayern Munich get their first real clash of the year as they take on VfL Wolfsburg in the perennial German showcase, the DfL SuperCup.
After the last three straight SuperCups saw Bayern Munich start off the season against Borussia Dortmund, this year's iteration sets them up against Dieter Hecking's impressive Wolfsburg side who won the first DFB Pokal in their organizations history.
With newcomers Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa, this is many fans first opportunity to see how Bayern Munich's newest players integrate alongside familiar faces like Philipp Lahm and Thomas Müller. While in most respects a glorified friendly, the DFL SuperCup still represents the first true test of Pep Guardiola's pre-season tinkering and training. Not to mention Bayern Munich owe Wolfsburg a spanking after their last match in January when Wolfsburg trounced Bayern behind a 4-1 scoreline. Exorcising some demons is a great way to kick off a season.
Once the lineups are released, this thread will be updated.
Location: Volkwagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany
Time: 8:30pm local time, 2:30pm ET
Television: Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Deportes (USA), Sportsnet One, Sportsnet World (Canada), BT Sport Europe (UK), Sky Bundesliga 1, ZDF (Germany)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer 2 Go (USA), Sportsnet World Now (Canada), Sky Go (Germany)
Full Listings: Other Countries
Douglas Costa - Thomas Müller - Arjen Robben
Thiago Alcantara - Xabi Alonso
David Alaba - Jerome Boateng - Mehdi Benatia - Philipp Lahm
Bench: Sven Ulreich, Rafinha, Juan Bernat, Mario Götze, Sebastian Rode, Arturo Vidal, Joshua Kimmich
Daniel Caliguiri - Kevin De Bruyne - Ivan Perisic
Maxi Arnold - Luiz Gustavo
Ricardo Rodriguez - Timm Klose - Naldo - Vierinha
Bench: Max Grün, Nicklas Bendtner, Marcel Schaefer, Max Kruse, Christian Trasch, Andre Schurrle, Robin Knoche
Looking for an unending well of Bayern Munich content? Sign up for an SBNation account and join the conversation on Bavarian Football Works. Whether it's full match coverage and analysis, breaking news, or you just want a place to practice typing "Schweinsteiger", we have it all.