Robert Lewandowski scored the first DFL-Supercup hat-trick as Niko Kovac's Bayern Munich tenure began in style with a 5-0 victory over his former club Eintracht Frankfurt.
DFL Supercup: Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayern Munich
Highly-rated defender Thilo Kehrer has sealed his anticipated move from Bundesliga side Schalke to Ligue 1 champion Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech accused Bayer Leverkusen of lacking "professionalism and sportsmanship" after he was the subject of some social media jibes from the Bundesliga club.
Bayern Munich showed Rottach-Egern no sympathy by thrashing the amateur club 20-2 in its final pre-season friendly before the new campaign.
Manchester United failed to muster a shot on target at Allianz Arena as it slumped to a dispiriting 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich in its final pre-season fixture.
Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Mario Gotze plans to use his World Cup snub as motivation to push himself to new heights.