Shinji Kagawa is back in a Dortmund top after returning to the club from Manchester United FC (© Imago)
Shinji Kagawa is back in a Dortmund top after returning to the club from Manchester United FC (© Imago)

Tweets of the Week

Cologne - With over 100 Bundesliga stars scattered across the globe on international duty, Germany's top flight has temporarily taken a backseat this week. As ever, though, the Twittersphere has been buzzing with reaction to the summer transfer window and die Nationalmannschaft's international friendly with Argentina in particular. has rounded up some of the best tweets from the past seven days...

Bayern style:

FC Bayern stars, including Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Götze, Robert Lewandowski and Pepe Reina, got kitted out in traditional Lederhosen for a photoshoot on Sunday...

Aerial threat:

We all know Robert Lewandowski is good in the air, but the Polish striker has taken it to new levels during the international break by experiencing a wind tunnel first hand. All he needs now is a football!

Alonso unveiled:

Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso addressed the assembled media at Säbener Straße during his official unveiling as a Bayern player...

Big boots to fill:

Bastian Schweinsteiger

replaced FC Bayern team-mate Philipp Lahm as captain of the 2014 FIFA World Cup winners...

Great to be back:

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim keeper

Koen Casteels

made his long-awaited return from a broken leg for the Sinsheim club's reserves on Wednesday...

Successful operation:

Like Sahin, Bayer 04 Leverkusen skipper Simon Rolfes also went under the knife this week. The 32-year-old

tore ankle ligaments


die Werkself

's 4-2 victory over Hertha Berlin on Matchday 2...

Thank you, Philipp:

Philipp Lahm was one of four of

die Nationalelf

's World Cup winning heroes to be honoured ahead of Germany's

4-2 defeat to Argentina

in Düsseldorf on Wednesday...

So long, farewell:

The game itself may not have ended in a positive result from Germany's point of view, but Lahm and Co. still managed to enjoy the post-match meal...

Flying the flag:

No fewer than five Bundesliga stars were named in the USA's starting line-up for their friendly against the Czech Republic this week. Hertha Berlin defender John Anthony Brooks (2nd row, c.), Eintracht Frankfurt's Timothy Chandler (2nd row, 2nd r.), Hamburger SV loanee

Julian Green

(1st row, 3rd l.), Borussia Mönchengladbach's Fabian Johnson (1st row, 3rd r.) and Borussia Dortmund's Joseph Gyau (1st row, 2nd r.) were all named in Jürgen Klinsmann's XI...

I've missed you Shinji!

Jürgen Klopp and

Shinji Kagawa

share a laugh during a Borussia Dortmund training session on Thursday...