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.
Bayern Munich think they have the best coach in the world, which is why they want to keep him for another couple of years.
After dropping their first league points of the season, Bayern Munich were less than complimentary about their opponents.
Past and present German football officials may be taking advantage of the 2006 slush fund speculation to settle old scores.
Wolfgang Niersbach and Franz Beckenbauer remain in the spotlight.
Germany topped their Euro 2016 qualifying group, but they were far from convincing.
Seven points clear at the top of the table, Bayern Munich looked to have sewn up another Bundesliga title after just eight games.
Robert Lewandowski's remarkable feat of scoring five goals in nine minutes was not the best the Bundesliga has ever seen.
Nick Bidwell reflects on back-to-back wins for Germany and takes a positive line on the loss of so many big-name players to England.