When Harry Kane's Bayern Munich travel to RB Leipzig on Saturday, the German champions will look for swift revenge against a side which has already blown them away this season.
Leipzig's 3-0 win in Munich in the Super Cup in August, headlined by a hat-trick from Dani Olmo, overshadowed Kane's debut and left many wondering if Bayern's wobbles which almost cost them the title last season were set to continue.
Seven matches later, while Bayern are since unbeaten and Kane has eight goals, Thomas Tuchel's side have been shaky against better teams.
Bayern needed a late goal to beat bogey side Borussia Moenchengladbach, twice gave up a lead to draw with Xabi Alonso's impressive Bayer Leverkusen and almost gave away victory against Manchester United after conceding two late Casemiro goals in the Champions League.
Leipzig, despite a tumultuous off-season where they lost four first-team players including Dominik Szoboszlai, Konrad Laimer, Josko Gvardiol and top-scorer Christopher Nkunku, have won seven of eight this year in all competitions.
Marco Rose's new additions have slotted in seamlessly, particularly Xavi Simons, who has three goals and four assists in five league matches.
RARE WINNING STREAK AGAINST BAYERN
Leipzig come into the match on a rare streak against the German champions.
The Saxons have won their past two matches against Bayern, both away, having won only once in the 16 previous clashes between the two since Leipzig's promotion to the Bundesliga in 2016.
"We are always ready," Rose said of Bayern on Wednesday after Leipzig's 3-2 German Cup win at second-division Wiesbaden, "when they come, we are there."
"We know that we need a top performance. We showed it twice in Munich. Why not at home with our fans?"
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