Borussia Dortmund gave themselves a huge boost in Champions League Group F by fighting back to beat Inter.
Bayern Munich will be further hamstrung at the back for Hansi Flick's first games in charge with Jerome Boateng issued a two-game ban.
Marco Reus can make history for Borussia Dortmund as the German club host Inter in Tuesday's Champions League matches.
Real Madrid are reportedly set to test Manchester City's resolve with a cash-plus-player bid for Raheem Sterling.
Inter's players will need to stand tall in the face of an intimidating atmosphere at Signal Iduna Park, according to boss Antonio Conte.
Of the eight third-round DFB-Pokal ties, four are all-Bundesliga matches, with holders Bayern Munich landing a clash with Hoffenheim.
Borussia Dortmund could be without a star man for a key Champions League fixture on Tuesday.
Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig can dethrone Bayern Munich, according to Western Sydney Wanderers' German striker Alexander Meier.
Borussia Dortmund could be without Marco Reus and Mats Hummels when they face Wolfsburg, but Roman Burki is back in training.
Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly on Bayern Munich's radar should the Bundesliga champions part with Niko Kovac.