Orlando - Bayer 04 Leverkusen's preparations for the resumption of the Bundesliga season - and that mouthwatering clash at home to Borussia Dortmund on 31 January - continue apace in far-off Florida.

As Tin Jedvaj (see bottom of this page) was taking his leave after injury ruled him out of the tour, a familiar face was checking into the same hotel with his current club SC Corinthians Paulista. Renato Augusto (r.) made 101 Bundesliga appearances for Bayer between 2008 and 2012, the Brazilian midfielder providing 21 assists and scoring nine goals. The 26-year-old will be locking horns with his former club when Leverkusen take on Corinthians in the Florida Cup on 17 January.