The German Bundesliga returns!
In what will be an augmented level of competition, Germany's topflight league will kick off for the fifthy-ninth successive year since the league was founded in 1963.
The 2022-2023 season is set and German football culture will return to full capacity after last week's curtain raiser which saw Bayern Munich humble RB Leipzig by 5-3 in an electric German Super Cup encounter.
The league action will then officially serve off on August 5 with UEFA Europa League champions, Eintracht Frankfurt taking on thirty-one time winners of the Bundesliga title Bayern Munich.
Currently, over fifty thousand viewers are expected to watch Bayern's new signing, Sadio Mane make his Bundesliga debut against a Filip Kostic led Frankfurt side.
More stars are notwithstanding, expected to light up the new Bundesliga season.
A day after the season's opener between Bayern and Frankfurt, Union Berlin will kickstart life after Taiwo Awoniyi with fellow Berliners, Hertha Berlin in the fist Derby of the season - a fixture Urs Fischer's men won over two legs last term.
Beginning simultaneously with the Berlin derby are four other matches, while Borussia Dortmund welcomes Bayer Leverkusen to the Signal Iduna Park later in the day.
Matchday one fixtures in full:
Friday - August 5 2022
Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayern Munich - 7:30pm
Saturday - August 6 2022
Union Berlin v Hertha Berlin - 2:30pm
Borussia Moenchengladbach v Hoffeinheim - 2:30pm
Augsburg v Freiburg - 2:30pm
VFL Bochum v Mainz - 2:30pm
Wolfsburg v Werder Bremen - 2:30
Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen - 5:30pm