Summary

  • Ancelotti sets Supercup objective.
  • Johannsson on the fitness trail.
  • Schalke return to Gelsenkirchen.

Bundesliga Daily keeps you right up to date with all the important events concerning the 18 Bundesliga clubs. Here's all you need to know from 9 August...

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Ancelotti targets Supercup title

FC Bayern München head coach Carlo Ancelotti has been talking up the significance of this Sunday's Supercup clash with Borussia Dortmund. "It's an important title," he said ahead of his competitive bow in the Bayern hot seat. "I want to win it. There's still time to get the [EURO 2016 representatives] into good shape."

Dortmund's muscle men

With five days to go until the Supercup 2016, the Dortmund players have been hitting the weights to ensure they are in peak physical condition for the visit of Bayern:

Chicharito on target

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez was on target as Bayer 04 Leverkusen warmed up for the new season with a 2-1 win over Kickers Offenbach. Fellow attacker Admir Mehmedi also got his name on the scoresheet.

Johannsson heading in the right direction

SV Werder Bremen hit the road, bound for their Herzlake summer training camp, on Tuesday. Among those on the team bus were new signings Lamine Sane and Max Kruse, and club record goalscorer Claudio Pizarro. Also present was USMNT international Aron Johannsson, who has been out of action since Matchday 6 of 2015/16 because of a hip injury.

Royal-Blue camaraderie

FC Schalke 04 will certainly be hoping better fortune befalls new signing Coke after the Spaniard suffered a cruciate knee injury that will keep him on the sidelines until the new year. The obvious disappointment aside, head coach Markus Weinzierl has been mightily impressed with the manner in which the Royal Blues have rallied round their waylaid newcomer since the news broke late last week.

"I've seen a team that has pulled together," he said as the Schalke camp prepared to pack up their bags and return home to Gelsenkirchen from their Mittersill pre-season base in Austria. "The players are gelling really well. It's been a successful week."

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Gladbach's got talent

Now here's a little something from a player our Official Fantasy Bundesliga Scout will know all about. Australian forward Kwame Yeboah has been blighted by injury since leaving the Brisbane Roar in January 2014, but the 22-year-old is determined to make the 2016/17 campaign count in his quest to one day play in the Bundesliga for the Borussia Mönchengladbach first team.

"This year I'm looking to show myself," Yeboah said after scoring twice for the Gladbach reserves in a 4-1 win over Viktoria Köln at the weekend. "Last year I couldn't really do that because of injuries, but this is hopefully different. I played 90 minutes at the weekend and it's been a promising start [...] This is a massive club with massive hopes, it's very good with young players and also for development. For me, it's the perfect club to be at."

One to watch: Kwame Yeboah has designs on making it to the big time with Gladbach.