Borussia Dortmund face the first real test of their mettle as Bundesliga leaders on Sunday when they host Bayer Leverkusen, while Bayern Munich face a tricky tie at Darmstadt.After the disappointment of last season's seventh-place finish Dortmund are back at the top of the table, ahead of rivals Bayern on goal difference, following four straight wins under new coach Thomas Tuchel.
Dortmund left it late to beat FC Krasnodar in their opening game of the Europa League group stage on Thursday and full-back Marcel Schmelzer is eager for their winning run to continue this weekend.
"We have unfinished business, not just duisburg authentic jerseys against Leverkusen but in general (after last season)," Schmelzer, whose side were beaten 2-0 at home by Leverkusen last term, told the Bundesliga's official website.
"We're on the right track at the moment, though: we're focussed, cheap duisburg jerseys free shipping working hard and desperately want to succeed.
"We know it's difficult to maintain the high level we're playing at, however, and so we want to make sure we keep a comfortable cushion over our rivals and remain in the Champions League places for as long as possible."
Pep Guardiola's star-studded Bayern squad will receive a warm welcome at Darmstadt's cheap duisburg jerseys for sale antiquated Merck Stadion on Saturday with the hosts looking for another upset win having stunned Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 last week at the BayArena.
Fresh from Wednesday's impressive 3-0 Champions League win at Olympiakos, Bayern turn their attention to beating Darmstadt to cheap duisburg jerseys from china claim top spot in the table before Dortmund play 24 hours later.
Darmstadt are back in the Bundesliga after a 33-year absence and have never beaten Bayern in four previous meetings, the last of which was back in 1982.
Germany's World Cup winner Mario Goetze is set for another afternoon on Bayern's bench having been left out of the starting line-up in Greece, only to score as a substitute.
- 'aggressive pursuer' -
Bayern have the express intention of becoming the first team to win four-straight Bundesliga titles and despite winning all four games so far, they find themselves trailing Dortmund.
"It's great for the Bundesliga, but it's a bit unsettling to have such an aggressive pursuer. In fact, at the moment we're the ones doing the chasing," said Bayern striker Thomas Mueller, the league's top scorer with six goals in four games.