Loss of key defender Jerome Boateng is a huge blow to Bayern but also to Germany.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has once again raised the spectre of Bayern Munich joining a European Super League.
Bundesliga clubs have less than three weeks to add to their ranks before the transfer window shuts.
With the Euro finals just six months away, all is not well with the world champions Germany.
Nick Bidwell looks back on a high scoring and entertaining opening half of the Bundesliga season.
Nick Bidwell explains the background to Pep Guardiola's departure from Bayern Munich.
Germany are already looking ahead to the knockout stages after they were treated kindly by the Euro 2016 draw.
Bayern suffered their first 'Autumn Championship' defeat since 2012.
Police and security personnel were highly visible as German football resumed after the international break.
In Leroy Sane, Germany appear to have unearthed a young player with special talents.