Bayern to face Cottbus on Monday evening
Make sure to keep 8.45pm CEST on Monday, 12 August free because that is when the record champions will take on Energie Cottbus in the first round of the DFB Cup. The exact times for the first round were announced by the German FA (DFB) on Thursday, with Bayern's game chosen for free-to-air viewing in Germany. fcbayern.com will of course bring you extensive coverage of the game across its platforms.
The match against the fourth-tier side begins the record holders' new cup campaign, which will hopefully end with the final at Berlin's Olympiastadion on 23 May 2020.