The journey continues with a trip to newly-promoted Fortuna Düsseldorf on matchday 3, followed by a rematch of last season’s grand finale when Dortmund come to town.
Head coach Julian Nagelsmann is pleased about the opening fixture: "I don’t think Bayern will be quite as strong to begin with as they will be over the course of the season. Recent years have shown just that. Obviously they’ve still got a seriously strong team, but they’ll be coming out of pre season with a lot of internationals. Our chances might be better at that early stage than later on. Plus, a Friday night game: Fantastic occasion!"