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FC Carl Zeiss Jena v Bayern Munich - German Cup DFB Pokal

Can anything stop Bayern making it five Bundesligas in a row? Only complacency

It’s a new season, with a vast, rather sexy new cast (211 players bought for a combined €400m), new leading roles at a third of all clubs (plus new coaches to come at Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt very soon), a rich newcomer (RB Leipzig) who will fly the flag for the footballistically under-represented east of the country – “Da Zone” as kids used to call it in the 80s – and double up as the new baddie everyone will love to hate.