When Philipp Lahm unilaterally announced he was retiring at the end of the season, his club Bayern Munich were none too happy.
RB Leipzig remains Germany's least liked club, but the fans of Borussia Dortmund took their antipathy too far when the sides met at the weekend.
Nick Bidwell with the latest from Germany, including potential successors to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a future Bayern coach in the making.
Bayern Munich returned from the winter break looking rusty, but in Robert Lewandowski they have a proven match winner.
Germany's least favourite club RB Leipzig have continued to plunder affiliate side, RB Salzburg, for new players.
Wolfsburg have wasted no time in signing a replacement for the departed Julian Draxler.
Germany's Toni Kroos is a fantastic role model both on and off the pitch.
Hoffenheim remain unbeaten and that has not gone unnoticed by Bayern Munich who are eyeing up a swoop for their rivals' talent.
Marco Reus has been unlucky with injuries but when fit, as he has shown in recent weeks, he is virtually indispensable to Borussia Dortmund.
Germany's table toppers RB Leipzig are not to everyone's taste, and the manner of their victory over Schalke did not endear them to many neutrals.