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Bayern Munich v Werder Bremen - German Bundesliga

Bayern begin as they mean to go on but Schalke are in a sticky patch

Hermann Hesse was born in Baden-Württemberg, the future ground zero for German football hipsters, and even though he didn’t leave behind any explicit musings on the game, he 110% understood the pressing need of setting your stall out early doors. “A magic dwells in each beginning, protecting us, telling us how to live,” he wrote in Steps, his most famous poem, in 1941.