With the focus upon the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Germany has been forced to deny it did anything wrong to win the right to host the 2006 finals.
Jurgen Klopp bids farewell to Borussia Dortmund, while Hamburg conjure up another great escape to preserve their top flight status.
Hamburg have preserved their status in Germany's top flight for the time being, but one more challenge lies in store.
Bayern keep on losing, while defeat leaves Hamburg relying "a little on the love of God".
Four defeats in a row spark crisis at Bayern, and the search for a scapegoat.
Bayern choke, Mainz show some soul, talk of Klinsmann returning, Stuttgart look doomed...
Bayern are champions again, while rivals Borussia Dortmund have insured against their own failure.
Pep Guardiola may have won a battle, but the war with the club's doctor, Hans-Wilhem Müller-Wohlfahrt, is far from over.
Shorn of several creative players, Bayern Munich found a novel way to defeat rivals Dortmund.
Germany enjoyed a comfortable win over Georgia but there are still problems with the full-back positions