Franck Ribery (l.) and David Alaba (r.) form one of the most formidable left-sided pairings in the world. The duo have been close friends ever since Alaba arrived at FC Bayern München
Franck Ribery (l.) and David Alaba (r.) form one of the most formidable left-sided pairings in the world. The duo have been close friends ever since Alaba arrived at FC Bayern München
Bundesliga

Off the Ball

Munich - Off the Ball, our weekday feature, casts an eye over the weird, wonderful and sometimes controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top flight.

Today, bundesliga.com salutes the relationship between two FC Bayern stars, checks in on the Schalke recovery and brings you an exciting update on yesterday's Borussia Dortmund story...

FC Schalke 04's injured stars

Benedikt Höwedes

and

Marco Höger

have been undertaking a day of rehabilitation at the club's medical centre today. Höwedes, the club captain, sent out the following tweet which said: "Laser therapy with Högi. We're working hard on our comebacks!"