The Bundesliga is back, with champions Bayern Munich kicking off the new German season at home to Hertha Berlin tonight.
Niko Kovac's side had to wait until the final day of 2018/19 to pip Borussia Dortmund to the title, which was their seventh in a row.
Their dominance is mighty impressive, but it's not great for the reputation and image of German football as a whole.
But in 2019/20, Bayern's streak could finally be brought to an end by Lucien Favre's Dortmund.
They went mighty close last time around, but this time they have new tools and weapons to finally get themselves over the line.
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Here at GIVEMESPORT, we've given four reasons why Dortmund will beat their eternal rivals to the title.
1. Mats Hummels will fix their leaky defence
Every single team on the planet needs a leader in defence.
Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Virgil van Dijk and Giorgio Chiellini are four of the best, but Dortmund did not possess a player close to have the character and leadership of that quartet.
Their young defence oozed class against smaller opposition, but were found left wanting against experienced, world-class players.
But in their former player Hummels, they have a leader once again, a player who has done it all and knows how to win the Bundesliga.
Dan-Axel Zagadou and Manuel Akanji - two of the brightest young centre-backs on the planet - will thrive next to him and Dortmund's defence as a whole looks a totally different animal.
2. Quality depth in every single position
Injuries played a key part in Dortmund's downfall last season, but their efficiency in the transfer market should prevent that from happening again.
The additions of Nico Schulz, Julian Brandt and Thorgan Hazard - three of the stars of 2018/19 - given Dortmund's squad a significant edge on Bayern's on paper.
Unless Dortmund's luck takes a dramatic turn for the worse, injuries should not derail their title bid this time around.
3. The best attack in the Bundesliga
The additions of Brandt and Hazard to an already star-studded forward line is a daunting prospect for the rest of the Bundesliga.
Marco Reus, Jadon Sancho, Paco Alcacer, Mario Gotze, Jacob Brunn Larsen and Marius Wolf complete one of the best attacking departments ever assembled in German football.
Goals, skill, pace, craft, experience, youth and more, Dortmund's eight-man attacking army really does have it all.
Bayern, of course, have an abundance of quality, but Dortmund's forward line simply looks more formidable, with a plethora of different options.
4. A changing and thin Bayern squad
Hummels, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben have all left the Allianz Arena, ushering in a new era at Bayern.
Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard and Ivan Perisic have been the major signings added to a squad which looks very thin on paper.
Back in July, we touched on how bare Kovac's squad looks ahead of the new season, which you can view HERE.
Perisic has been the only arrival since. While it's a squad full of quality, there's a worrying lack of quality depth.
Bayern will also be relying on the likes of Hernandez, Pavard and Perisic to hit the ground running, which is not easy in one of Europe's most competitive leagues.
The changing of the guard - and lack of signings - in Bavaria should play into Dortmund's hands.News Now - Sport News