If there is any prevailing sentiment that Bayern Munich was pushed by upstart RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga last season, below is a video reminder of what ultimately happens when you poke the bear.
Nine-goal thrillers aside, Bayern did face a caffeine-fueled challenge from RB Leipzig last season but still eventually won its fifth-straight league title, and by 15 points over its eastern pursuers. If RB Leipzig wants to chase Bayern Munich again this season, in multiple competitions, it will have to play the Bavarians twice inside of the same week, courtesy of the second-round draw of DFB-Pokal, which was held Sunday.
The weekend of Oct. 27-29, Bayern will host RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, and it sets up an intriguing test of squad depth, for RB Leipzig that is. Bayern is used to competing on three fronts every season, and appears to relish the challenge of showing the upstarts how it’s done.