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Official Fantasy Bundesliga managers take note: all the latest team news for this Matchday 17 clash.
FC Bayern midfielder Xabi Alonso has enjoyed an illustrious playing career spanning 18 years.
The ball gets rolling again in the Bundesliga with Bayern's trip to Freiburg.
Thomas Tuchel's men start out 2017 at lowly Bremen.
Wolfsburg welcome Hamburg in a battle of two northern strugglers.
Torsten Frings and Dieter Hecking take charge for the first time as Darmstadt host Gladbach.
Hoffenheim are looking to remain unbeaten against a rejuvenated Augsburg side.
Schalke will be aiming for a bright start to 2017 when they host Ingolstadt.
Leipzig complete the Hinrunde with the visit of Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen are playing catch-up as they host high-flying Hertha Berlin this weekend.
Mainz and Köln bring Hinrunde to its conclusion on Sunday.
Fresh from signing a new contract, Bayern star Arjen Robben is eager for the Rückrunde to get going.
bundesliga.com looks at the wheeling and dealing that could define the Rückrunde.
Keep track of the handful of Bundesliga stars taking to the stage in Gabon.
Leon Goretzka believes Holger Badstuber and Guido Burgstaller will slot in nicely at Schalke.