The Bundesliga opener will be led by the experienced referee Deniz Aytekin. Christian Dietz and Eduard Beitinger are assisting on the sidelines and Sören Storks is responsible for the video evidence.


    Julian Nagelsmann took the same line. “I’m looking forward to the start with great anticipation,” said the FCB coach, adding: “Friday evening, the start of the season, it will be a good game.” The Reds showed in the first half of the Supercup on Saturday that his team will be able to outplay an opponent again this season. “We were able to get a lot out of the game against Leipzig, it was very valuable,” said Nagelsmann, who sees no problem in Robert Lewandowski’s departure: “We could become more variable. Everyone has to take on more responsibility. Everyone has to move more. “


    Eintracht coach Oliver Glasner expects a “tricky task” against Bayern, who have not lost on the first day of the game since 2011. The Austrian himself didn’t know how to solve this until the very end. “We sit down with the analysts, let our heads smoke – and white smoke will rise on Friday,” said Glasner in the run-up to the game. In any case, anticipation prevails on the Frankfurt side. “We’re happy that it’s starting! Friday evening, prime time, against the reigning German champions – football heart, what more could you want,” said the SBU coach.


    In addition to the injured Leon Goretzka, the guests also have to watch Kingsley Coman, who is also serving a suspension from the past season. In the meantime, of course, the newcomers are also the focus at FCB. Above all, world star Mané, who moved from Liverpool to Säbener Straße, and defender Matthijs de Ligt, who came from Juventus Turin but is currently on the bench. Center forward Mathys Tel (Stade Rennes), right-back Noussair Mazraoui and midfielder Ryan Gravenberch (both Ajax Amsterdam) are also new to the Bayern jersey and have to watch for now.


    The hosts have done a lot in terms of personnel in the season after the sensational Europa League coup. In addition to the coup with world champion Mario Götze, on whom all eyes are of course on today in the duel with his ex-club, the Hessians were able to lure a seasoned striker from Leverkusen to the Main in Lucas Alario. Jens Petter Hauge has now been signed by AC Milan after being loaned out last year. In addition, the SBU has brought some promising talents such as 21-year-old Hrvoje Smolcic from KNK Rijeka to Frankfurt, who, however, has to watch today due to a ban from the previous season.


    Let’s take a quick look at the line-ups: Julian Nagelsmann is sending exactly the same eleven into the race that laid the foundation for the Supercup. So Mané starts again and storms next to Gnabry, all other newcomers are initially on the bench. In the SGE there is a change compared to the cup game in Magdeburg. In midfield, Sebastian Rode starts alongside Mario Götze, another ex-Munich player, but Daichi Kamada rotates to the bench.


    Both teams have made a strong impression in preparation for this Bundesliga season. Frankfurt remained unbeaten in all friendlies and celebrated a confident 4-0 win in the first round of the cup at second division promoted 1. FC Magdeburg, where newcomer Götze already impressively pulled the strings. Bayern meanwhile impressed in the 5: 3 spectacle in the Supercup against RB Leipzig, especially offensively over long stretches and have already bagged the first title of the season.


    Less than three months after the last game of the 21/22 season, the ball is already rolling again in the Bundesliga. Due to the upcoming World Cup in Qatar in winter, the German elite class starts unusually early after a short summer break. And the start could hardly be crisper in many respects. The reigning Europa League winner welcomes the reigning German champions. Two of the most exciting transfers of the summer will also be presented at the same time. Bundesliga returnee Mario Götze meets his former club with star attacker Sadio Mané in Eintracht dress.


    Hello and welcome to the 2022/23 Bundesliga season! As usual, the defending champion opens the new season and of course that is once again FC Bayern Munich. At 8:30 p.m., the record champions will make a guest appearance at Eintracht Frankfurt.