The DFL-Supercup is a match between the winner of the Bundesliga championship and the German Cup. In 1997, this was superseded by a league cup called DFB-Ligapokal. In 2008, although not officially sanctioned by the DFB, the match returned as the T-Home Supercup featuring Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich and fellow German Cup finalists Borussia Dortmund. The match was a one year replacement for the DFB-Ligapokal, which was cancelled for one season due to schedule crowding caused by the UEFA Euro 2008.
It has been decided that DFB-Supercup will be reinstated from the 2010–11 season at the annual general meeting of the German Football League on 10 November 2009. It featured league and cup winners FC Bayern Munich versus league runners-up FC Schalke 04.