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Which Bundesliga club should you support when it restarts this weekend?

With Europe’s other top leagues still out of action, all eyes will be on German football from Saturday.

THE BUNDESLIGA WILL this weekend become the first major football league to return since the Covid-19 pandemic effectively shut down global sport. 

There’s certain to be a greater level of interest than usual — particularly from outside Germany — with fans starved of live action and other countries keen to see how the restart plays out. 

You may be unsure about which club to support over the coming weeks, so hopefully our quiz will make your decision that bit easier… 

What do you value most in football?
Winning
Giving youth a chance while remaining competitive

Upsetting the status quo as the young upstarts
The fans

Ensuring that it remains family-friendly
Club culture
Which of these beers would you most like to drink?


Do you prefer to follow...
The underdog
The challenger

The newcomers
The nearly men

The perennial winners
The most-hated team
Choose your favourite animal...


Your team scores an injury-time winner with the last kick of the game. Which German phrase would you be most likely to use to express your joy?
Wunderbar!
Ach du meine Güte!

Heiliger Strohsack!
Ich glaub mich knutscht ein Elch!

Das ist nicht zu fassen!
Unglaublich!
Which of these players will go on to become the biggest world star?
Kai Havertz
Timo Werner

Alassane Plea
Serge Gnabry

Sebastian Andersson
Erling Haaland
What is 'gegenpress'?
The act of unveiling a giant tifo in the stadium before kick-off
A German dish consisting of pork sausage, which is often eaten at matches

A tactic to win the ball back immediately after your team loses possession
The word that describes how German football reinvented itself after Euro 2000

An ultra at a Bundesliga club
A German trophy cabinet
Do you prefer your manager to wear...
The club tracksuit
A smart suit

A mac and scarf
A polo neck

A v-neck jumper, trousers and runners
A warm padded jacket and snood
Choose the player you admire most from the following...
Karl-Heinz Riedle
Lucio

Naby Keita
Marco Reus

Bobby Wood
Stefan Effenberg
And finally, where will you watch the football this weekend?
At home
At home

At home
At home

At home
In work
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Bayern Munich
The reigning champions are four points clear at the top heading into this Sunday's game away to Union Berlin.
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You scored out of !
Borussia Dortmund
Four points off top spot and taking on Schalke in the Ruhr derby on Saturday afternoon.
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You scored out of !
RB Leipzig
Julian Nagelsmann's side are third in the table and meet Freiburg at home on Saturday.
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You scored out of !
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Sitting fourth ahead of Saturday evening's trip to Eintracht Frankfurt.
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You scored out of !
Bayer Leverkusen
Away to Werder Bremen on Monday night, where they will be looking to make up ground on the top four.
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You scored out of !
Union Berlin
Regarded as the trendy club to support in the capital, having won promotion for the first time last season. 11th in the table, they host Bayern Munich on Sunday.
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- Originally published at 07.00

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