Today we head to Dortmund to catch up on some positive injury news, nip to Wolfsburg for a tale of unrequited love before jetting to Israel to follow a side doing the Bundesliga proud.
Borussia Dortmund fans might still be downbeat from their loss to Arsenal last night, but there was one bit of good news to emerge from the club. Right-back Lukasz Pisczek, who hasn't played a minute this season, is much closer to a return than previously expected. "It looks good," said Sporting Director Michael Zorc. "He's ahead of schedule and could be back in training in January." The Pole has been absent since May after playing through the pain of a hip injury for much of last season.
Dortmund face a tough challenge this weekend away against VfL Wolfsburg, who come into the game off the back of . There's been a common denominator in each win: playmaker Maximilian Arnold has hit the net. The 19-year-old though, might have a trickier time on Matchday 12. "I used to be a Dortmund fan," he confessed to German football daily Kicker. Coach Dieter Hecking will be hoping he can put those old feelings to one side on Saturday afternoon.
Eintracht Frankfurt have travelled to Israel for the next step in their unbeaten UEFA Europa League adventure. They face off against Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Thursday night and with a win, Eintracht would set the best opening run for a Bundesliga side in the competition. Only VfB Stuttgart have managed four consecutive wins in succession at the start of the tournament, and that was with a lower goal difference than the Eagles currently possess. The club were certainly relieved Alexander Meier made it through security, they should have mentioned that his only dangerous weapon is his right foot...