For the second consecutive season, the DFL-Supercup will feature Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig. Bayern, thanks to winning the Bundesliga once again last season, will be making their 11th appearance in a row in this competition since it was rebranded as the DFL-Supercup in 2010, while die Roten Bullen will be hoping that second time will be the charm as they take on the side who beat them in an entertaining eight goal thriller last season.
It's been a very interesting summer for Bayern Munich, who narrowly scraped by Borussia Dortmund to win the Bundesliga title on the final matchday last season. Die Roten have had quite a few players depart, including Sadio Mane, Yann Sommer, and Lucas Hernandez, but have sought to bring in reforcements, with Napoli defender Kim Min-jae snubbing several Premier League sides to sign with the Bavarian titans, while Bayern are still keen on bringing in Tottenham ace Harry Kane as they aim to find a top center forward to help them make inroads in the Champions League.
RB Leipzig have also seen some key players depart, namely with Christopher Nkunku, Josko Gvardiol, and Dominik Szoboszlai all moving on after securing big money moves to Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool respectively. Die Roten Bullen had a rather topsy-turvy 2022/23 campaign, which saw them struggle horribly under Domenico Tedesco before Marco Rose was able to turn things around and help the team secure a third-placed finish. In addition to having qualified for the Champions League, Rose was able to ensure that Leipzig won at least one trophy last season after beating Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in the DFB-Pokal final.
Having lost 5-3 in this same fixture last season, Leipzig will be hoping to get revenge on Bayern, but given their opponents' history in this competition, that will be much easier said than done. All in all, many fans worldwide will be eagerely awaiting this tie as it signals the start of the 2023/24 Bundesliga campaign, which many will be hoping will be as exciting as the most recently concluded one.
Team news: Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig
Bayern Munich: Thomas Muller, Eric Choupo-Moting and Gabriel Marusic are all set to miss this match, along with first-choice shot-stopper Manuel Neuer, who is not fully recovered from breaking his leg back in December 2022.
RB Leipzig: Peter Gulasci still has some ways to go to recover from an ACL injury, while both Lukas Klostermann and Amadou Haidara are still not 100 percent following muscular issues. Meanwhile, Christoph Baumgarter may have to wait a bit longer to make his debut as he's also reportedly not totally fit.
Match facts: Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig
- Bayern will be making their 11th consecutive (and 12th overall) appearance in the DFL-Supercup on Saturday
- Leipzig are featuring for the second time
- Leipzig have won just two of their last 17 meetings with Bayern across all competitions
- Last year's DFL-Supercup, which saw eight goals scored, was the highest in competition history
- Bayern are hoping to win the DFL-Supercup for the fourth consecutive season
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