Friday night sees the return of the Bundesliga after a four-week break and, from top to bottom, it's very much game on, writes Raphael Honigstein.
Here's what you need to know ahead of the return of the Bundesliga this week, as Bayern lead heading into the second half.
The Bundesliga says it will be ready to use video review next season.
Former United States international Joe Gyau has left Borussia Dortmund to sign with Sonnenhof-Grossaspach in the German third division.
On the evidence of his performances in the Bayern midfield so far this season, it would be folly to suggest Xabi Alonso should quit any time soon.
Bayern won the 2017 Telekom Cup at the weekend, but the victory was soured when Vidal was substituted with a rib injury late on.