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As the Champions League returns, Borussia Mönchengladbach face familiar foes Manchester City, while Bayern Munich open against Russian side FC Rostov. Get the latest quotes and team news here.
There is no disgrace in losing to Bayern per se, but the way Bremen capitulated is unacceptable. DW’s Sarah Wiertz questions the attitude of many on the team and argues that they are missing a specific sort of player.
Bayern Munich have a chance for instant revenge on Atletico Madrid after the two sides were drawn together in group D. Gladbach and Dortmund have tough tasks while Cristiano Ronaldo was named Europe’s best player.
After two draws against the much-fancied pair of Mexico and South Korea, Germany required a glut of goals to seal a place in the next round. Horst Hrubesch’s team will take on Portugal in the last eight.
Uli Hoeness appears to be set to return to the post of president of Bayern Munich later this year. Hoeness left the post in 2014 after being convicted of tax evasion.