Following a turbulent few weeks in Bavaria that has seen disappointing results overshadowed by the recent sacking of Carlo Ancelotti as manager, Bayern Munich couldn't have asked for a better match to return to domestic action with than a home tie against SC Freiburg.
New(ish) manager Jupp Heynckes will be kicking off his fourth spell in charge of the club in the same fixture that, at the end of last season, resulted in Bayern lifting the Bundesliga title.
Here's everything you need to know about the clash at this Allianz Arena:
Franck Ribéry will also be absent from the Bayern Munich squad after suffering a nasty ligament injury that will keep him out until 2018. James Rodríguez, despite being injury free, might not make the cut under Heynckes either, with the sacking of Ancelotti understood to be upsetting the Colombian midfielder.
Bayern Munich Predicted XI: Ulreich, Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba, Thiago, Tolisso, Robben, Müller, Coman, Lewandowski.
SC Freiburg Predicted XI: Schwolow, Stenzel, Schuster, Leinhart, Söyüncü, Günter, Frantz, Hölfer, Niederlechner, Terrazzino, Haberer.