Cologne - With plenty of Bundesliga stars in action both domestically as well as in European competition, there were hot topics applenty in the German top flight this week.
bundesliga.com has selected some of the best 140-character bulletins from the past few days...
: You may enjoy
's exclusive matchday graphics, although we have to admit that this one created by a Japanese fan is also quite catchy:
No more presents
: "We already gave you Hoffi [Jonas Hofmann] - enough is enough!" Borussia Dortmund make it rather clear they have nothing more to give away to Saturday's opponents Mainz after loaning out the midfielder to the 05ers earlier this month:
: In a unique project, Borussia Dortmund and lower league outfit Rot-Weiss Essen have come together to open up a joint fanshop in the Ruhr district city of Essen this week:
: Bundesliga ambassador and former Dortmund and Schalke defender Christoph Metzelder (l.) showed off his ping-pong skils in a get-together with some of Germany's brightest table-tennis prospects:
FC Augsburg's Jeong-Ho Hong was a busy man on Thursday, signing 60
Fuggerstädter shirts after training:
Schalke 04 left-back Christian Fuchs (r.) had warm words for the
faithful following their 1-1 draw away to Chelsea in the sides' UEFA Champions League opener:
...and revealed what crossed his mind when presented with the opportunity that led to his goal:
NBA star Dirk Nowitzki (3rd r.) paid Bayer Leverkusen a visit this week, touring around the BayArena where the German Wunderkind bumped into injured
stars Julian Brandt (4th r.) and Simon Rolfes (2nd r.):
Wolfsburg summer signing Nicklas Bendtner posted this image showing him as a proud child wearing a shirt portraying Denmark's UEFA Euro 1992 win:
"A big victory, and three more points collected!!" said striker Joselu after his side's 2-0 win at home to northern rivals Hamburger SV. "Hannover 96, we're great, really great":
He may have been hit by a fresh setback last weekend, suffering a thigh injury despite only just returning from 20 months on the sidelines, but FCB defender Holger Badstuber seemed optimistic he will soon be back:
Dortmund's prodigal son Shinji Kagawa expressed his joy following a dream return for BVB last Saturday after finding the net in Borussia's 3-1 win against SC Freiburg...
...with BVB team-mate Neven Subotic happy to see both the Japanese star and fellow summer signing Adrian Ramos settle in so smoothly....
Alongside Kagawa, there have been plenty of Japanese players to have made a mark on the Bundesliga. Here's bundesliga.com's top ten, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: