"Come on, lads, let's give Arjen the send-off he deserves!" Arjen Robben (l.) will take part in his final winter training camp as a Bayern Munich player in January. - © Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images
"Come on, lads, let's give Arjen the send-off he deserves!" Arjen Robben (l.) will take part in his final winter training camp as a Bayern Munich player in January. - © Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images
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Bundesliga winter break schedule and January 2019 friendlies overview

The Bundesliga's annual winter break is under way, but the players didn't down tools for long. Find out when the 18 Bundesliga clubs returned to training, what the've had planned and who they've been facing in friendly action ahead of the season restart on 18 January 2019...

Borussia Dortmund

3 January - resume team training
4-12 January - winter training camp, Marbella, Spain
7 January - Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Fortuna Düsseldorf (0-1 Stöger 15’, 1-1 Philipp 31’, 2-1 Philipp 35’, 2-2 Kaminski 67’, 3-2 Schmelzer 90’)
11 January - Dortmund 3-2 Willem II (0-1 Özbiliz 16', 1-1 Llonch og. 20', 1-2 Kristinsson 38', 2-2 Isak 81', 3-2 Hakimi 90')
11 January - Dortmund 2-1 Feyenoord (1-0 Philipp 52', 2-0 Guerreiro 70', 2-1 Nieuwkoop 75')

Bayern Munich

4-10 January - winter training camp, Doha, Qatar
13 January - Telekom Cup semi-final: Bayern Munich 0-0 Fortuna Düsseldorf (Bayern won 8-7 on pens.); Telekom Cup final: Bayern Munich 0-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach (Bayern won 4-2 on pens.)

Borussia Mönchengladbach

2 January - resume team training
5-12 January - winter training camp, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
7 January - Gladbach 1-2 Magdeburg (1-0 Zakaria 9', 1-1 Türpitz 22', 1-2 Osei Kwadwo 79')
11 January - Gladbach 0-2 Standard Liege (0-1 Emond 24', 0-2 Mpoku 68')
13 January - Telekom Cup semi-final: Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 Hertha Berlin (1-0 Hazard 4')
- Telekom Cup final: Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-0 Bayern Munich (Bayern won 4-2 on pens.)

RB Leipzig

4 January - resume team training
12 January - Leipzig 1-1 Galatasaray (1-0 Poulsen 34', 1-1 Linnes 55')
13 January - friendly vs. Wolfsberg

Wolfsburg

3-12 January - winter training camp, Almancil, Portugal
6 January - Wolfsburg 3-0 Vitesse (1-0 Doekhi o.g. 7', Ginczek 17', Mehmedi 80')
12 January - Wolfsburg 3-0 Rijeka (1-0 Mehmedi 43', 2-0 Mehmedi 55', 3-0 Mehmedi 59')

Eintracht Frankfurt

3 January - return to team training
4-13 January - winter training camp, Florida, USA
10 January - Frankfurt 2-1 Sao Paulo (1-0 Rebic 9', 1-1 Carvalho 55', 2-1 Souza og. 64')
12 January - Frankfurt 0-1 Flamengo (0-1 Lucas 40')

Hoffenheim

6 January - resume team training
11 January - Hoffenheim 5-2 St Truiden (1-0 Joelinton 11', 2-0 Joelinton 31', 2-1 Bezus 34', 3-1 Geiger 40', 4-1 Joelinton 46', 4-2 Kamada 61', 5-2 Baumgartner 85')
11 January - Hoffenheim 2-3 Anderlecht (0-1 Dimata 14', 1-1 Hübner 39', 2-1 Amiri 55', 2-2 Gerkens 67', 2-3 Bakkali 71')

Hertha Berlin

3 January - resume team training
9 January - Hertha 4-1 Arminia Bielefeld (1-0 Ibisevic 36', 1-1 Nöthe pen. 68', 2-1 Köpke 78', 3-1 Kiprit 82', 4-1 Selke 85')
13 January - Telekom Cup semi-final: Hertha Berlin 0-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach (0-1 Hazard 4'); Telekom Cup third-place match: Hertha Berlin 1-3 Fortuna Düsseldorf (1-0 Köpke 5', 1-1 Karaman 11', 1-2 Ducksch (pen. 23'), 1-3 Ducksch (32')

Bayer Leverkusen

4 January - resume team training
8 January - Leverkusen 4-0 Twente (1-0 Alario pen. 33’, 2-0 Kohr 39’, 3-0 Volland 57’, 4-0 Bailey 77’)
11 January - Leverkusen 3-1 Zwolle (1-0 Volland 30', 2-0 Bailey 34', Bailey 75', 3-1 Elbers 90')
11 January - Leverkusen 4-2 Preußen Münster (0-1 Hoffmann 3', 1-1 Alario 7', 1-2 Akono 32', 2-2 Paulinho 40', 3-2 Kiese Thelin 44', 4-2 Paulinho 75')

Werder Bremen

2-12 January - winter training camp, Johannesburg, South Africa
6 January - friendly vs. Kaizer Chiefs - called off due to bad weather
11 January - Bidvest Wits 2-2 Werder Bremen (0-1 Kruse 27', 1-1 Murray 30', 1-2 Kruse 40', 2-2 Edson 66')

Bremen's Josh Sargent ended 2018 with two goals in three Bundesliga appearances to his name. - DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga

Freiburg

4 January - resume team training
7-13 January - winter training camp, Sotogrande, Spain
12 January - Freiburg 2-2 Mainz (0-1 Ujah 12’, 0-1 Öztunali 18’, 1-2 Heintz 63’, 2-2 Niederlechner 71’); Freiburg 2-2 Mainz (0-1 Maxim 17’, 0-2 Brosinski 69’, 1-2 Höler pen. 78’ 2-2 Kübler 85’)

Mainz

3 January - resume team training
5 January - Mainz 4-0 Marienborn (1-0 Öztunali 21', 2-0 Maxim 42', 3-0 Boetius 58', 4-0 Baku 64')
6-13 January - winter training camp, Estepona, Spain
8 January - Mainz 2-3 Standard Liege (1-0 Boetius 14’, 2-0 Mateta 37’, 2-1 Emond pen. 66’, 2-2 Marin 82’, 2-3 Emond pen. 87’)
12 January - Mainz 2-2 Freiburg (1-0 Ujah 12’, 2-0 Öztunali 18’, 2-1 Heintz 63’, 2-2 Niederlechner 71’); Mainz 2-2 Freiburg (1-0 Maxim 17’, 2-0 Brosinski 69’, 2-1 Höler pen. 78’ 2-2 Kübler 85’)

Schalke

4-12 January - winter training camp, Benidorm, Spain
11 January - Schalke 2-2 Genk (0-1 Dewaest 17', 1-1 Uth 19', 1-2 Trossard 30', 2-2 Schöpf 57')

"Thirteen points off the top-four pace is a big ask, gaffer, but we can do it!" Weston McKennie and Domenico Tedesco's Schalke begin the year down in 13th place. - 2018 DFL

Fortuna Düsseldorf

3 January - resume team training
5-12 January - winter training camp, Marbella, Spain
7 January - Fortuna Düsseldorf 2-3 Borussia Dortmund (1-0 Stöger 15’, 1-1 Philipp 31’, 1-2 Philipp 35’, 2-2 Kaminski 67’, 2-3 Schmelzer 90’)
9 January - Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-0 Emmen (1-0 Fink 62')
13 January - Telekom Cup semi-final: Fortuna Düsseldorf 0-0 Bayern Munich (Bayern won 8-7 on pens.); Telekom Cup third-place match: Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-1 Hertha Berlin (0-1 Köpke 5', 1-1 Karaman 11', 2-1 Ducksch (pen. 23'), 3-1 Ducksch (32')

Augsburg

3 January - resume team training
4-12 January - winter training camp, Alicante, Spain
11 January - Augsburg 3-1 Royal Antwerp (1-0 Finnbogason 44', 2-0 Van Damme og. 55', 3-0 Finnbogason 56', 3-1 Bernier 119')

VfB Stuttgart

2 January - resume team training
4-12 January - winter training camp, La Manga, Spain
6 January - Utrecht 3-2 Stuttgart (0-1 Castro pen. 48', 1-1 Venema 52', 1-2 Thommy 54', 2-2 Venema 59', 3-2 Venema 84')
11 January - Cercle Brugge 2-2 Stuttgart (0-1 Gomez 53', 0-3 Gomez 55', 1-2 De Belder 58', 2-2 Bongiovanni 87')

Hannover

28 December - resume team training
3-10 January - winter training camp, Marbella, Spain
6 January - Hannover 0-0 Nijmegen
9 January - Hannover 3-3 Zulte Waregem  (0-1 Nissila 68’, 0-2 Sylla 70’, 0-3 de Pauw 75’, 1-3 Hadzic 76’, 2-3 Muslija 81’, 3-3 Weydandt 88’)
13 January - Hannover 4-1 Heracles (1-0 Wood 10', 2-0 Weydandt 23', 3-0 Wood 58', 4-0 Müller 83', 4-1 van der Water 89')

Nuremberg

3 January - resume team training
4-12 January - winter training camp, Benahavis, Spain
7 January - Nuremberg 1-1 Zwolle (1-0 Knöll 26', 1-1 Flemming 50')
11 January - Nuremberg 1-2 Royal Excel Mouscron (0-1 Manuel 37', 0-2 Leye 57', 1-2 Kubo 72')

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