The Bundesliga is Germany's most prestigious soccer competition, bringing together 18 teams from the country's top divisions. Bundesliga seasons run regularly between August and May of the following year.
The DFB-Pokal is Germany's national league cup competition, bringing together 64 teams from the top divisions (Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga). The competition is held annually from August until June, and it's considered the second most prestigious competition after the Bundesliga.
The winners of the AFC Champions League (Asia), CAF Champions League (Africa), CONCACAF Champions League (North America, Central America and Caribbean), Copa Libertadores (South America), OFC Champions League (Oceania) and UEFA Champions League (Europe), along with the host nation's national champions, participate in a straight knock-out tournament.