bundesliga.com brings you all the latest news and images from around Germany as the league of the world champions gears up for the Rückrunde. Don't forget to check out where your side will stage their winter training camp with our handy club-by-club overview.
Sunday 11 January
Poetry in motion...
Ein von Borussia Dortmund (@bvb09) gepostetes Video am Jan 11, 2015 at 1:39 PST
Saturday 10 January
VfL Wolfsburg mourn the passing of Junior Malanda. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and relatives. pic.twitter.com/oDG7v014Dk— VfL Wolfsburg EN (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) January 10, 2015
Neven Subotic posted this picture of himself on the plane to Murcia. Roman Weidenfeller appears to be doing something similar in the background...
Ein von Neven Subotic (@subotic4) gepostetes Foto am Jan 10, 2015 at 4:42 PST
Hoffenheim have the luxury of training in the South African capital of Johannesburg for the next week or so. The Sinsheimers play friendlies against Kaizer Chiefs and FC Pretoria University FC, but before that, Kevin Volland and Co. will need to get back up to match fitness.
Ein von Kevin Volland (@vollandkevin) gepostetes Foto am Jan 10, 2015 at 3:54 PST
Rise and shine!
Eintracht Frankfurt keeper Kevin Trapp made his long-awaited comeback from injury in the Eagles' 2-0 victory over third-division SV Wehen Wiesbaden on Friday. The 24-year-old had been sidelined since September after suffering ankle ligament damage in the 2-2 draw with regional rivals 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 5, but he will have been delighted at keeping a clean sheet on his return to first-team action.
Back to workLess than 24 hours after landing in the Qatari capital of Doha, FC Bayern took part in an early-morning training session at 8 am local time.
Friday 9 January
Bremen in Turkey
Ein von SV Werder Bremen (@werderbremen) gepostetes Video am Jan 9, 2015 at 1:27 PST
The players were in good spirits under the sun
The coaches were far from impressed, but the players were entertained
.@JossGuilavogui wird aufgrund von Leistenproblemen am Samstag nicht mit ins Trainingslager nach Südafrika reisen.— VfL_Wolfsburg (@VfL_Wolfsburg) January 9, 2015
Welcome to Doha!! pic.twitter.com/M0QZ2B1JwO— Claudio Pizarro (@pizarrinha) January 9, 2015
Thursday 8 January
The #VolkswagenCampQatar starts tomorrow. We'll be giving you the latest info, pics, clips, live training + more. Any other requests?— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) January 8, 2015
Kroos, Lorenzen (muskuläre Probleme) und Lukowicz (Rücken) fehlen beim Training. #WerderinBelek— SV Werder Bremen (@werderbremen) January 8, 2015
Wednesday 7 JanuaryUnable to escape the cold The cold weather may be behind them, but the cold virus has caught up with one FC Schalke 04 player...
Tuesday 6 January
Going back to Munich! Voltando para Munique! Urlaub ist Fertig! pic.twitter.com/eYkwtGo3Z5— Dante Bonfim Costa (@dante_bonfim) January 6, 2015
Dortmund made more sprints than any other team in the Hinrunde, recording an average of 243 a game. Looks like they're at it again...
Ein von Borussia Dortmund (@bvb09) gepostetes Video am Jan 1, 2015 at 5:50 PST
On the way to Qatar!! See you there pic.twitter.com/3G685dm56A— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) January 6, 2015
Jürgen Klopp: "Meine Akkus sind voll!" pic.twitter.com/nVUjrq57tJ— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 6, 2015
Monday 5 January
Remember this? At the start of the 2014/15 season we asked each Bundesliga club to participate in the Crossbar Challenge as they geared up for the forthcoming campaign. Relive some of the highlights in the video below, courtesy of the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: (Hint: Bayern weren't very good!)
That duo will be joined by the latest Wolfsburg recruit: China international attacking midfielder Xizhe Zhang, who touched down in Germany yesterday and is scheduled to lace his boots alongside his new team-mates for the first time today.
The majority of the FC Bayern München squad are not expected at the club's Säbener Straße training complex for another couple of days, but that didn't stop defender getting a sweat on in southern Munich as he plots his return from injury. Click here for more.
VfB Stuttgart were the first Bundesliga side to don their training kit in 2015, with head coach Huub Stevens calling his players to arms on Saturday 3 January. "We need every day, every training session," said the Dutchman, alluding to his side's precarious league position, perched just above the relegation zone. For more information, click here.