bundesliga.com has all the latest news and images as the league of the world champions gears up for the Rückrunde.
Tuesday 27 January
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What a success the BunDucksLiga is proving to be. The inaugural 2015 race at the Duck Speedway has gripped audiences across the world, judging from this reaction.
Love the idea of the #BunDucksLiga. Bet them ducks are proper passionate too, Premier League ducks are only interested in bread.— Ben J (@UnhappySchurrle) January 26, 2015
Monday 26 January
@Bundesliga_EN 10000!!! MEGA EXCITED!— Yacine (@Dortmundee) January 26, 2015
Bremen in good spirits
"Someone's enjoying watching the lads run", reads Bremen's Instagram post below of head coach Viktor Skripnik putting his troops through their paces earlier today:
Ein von SV Werder Bremen (@werderbremen) gepostetes Foto am Jan 26, 2015 at 6:44 PST
Watch Bayern train
Tune in to the Reds' session from this morning, courtesy of FCB.tv:
BVB star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang began the 2015 Africa Cup of nations with a bang by scoring in Gabon's opening-day win against Burkina Faso, but his fortunes have since slumped. The Panthers were beaten 1-0 by Congo on Machday 2 and last night lost 2-0 to co-hosts Equatorial Guinea, confirming their group stage exit.
On a dull, dreary and cold Monday morning (in Cologne at least), console yourself with the thought that the competitive return of the league of the world champions is just four (and a half) days away. The long wait to see if Wolfsburg can prove the title race still has life left in it is almost at an end!
Sunday 25 January
Dortmund have been boosted by what Mats Hummels revealed in the mixed zone at Fortuna Düsseldorf yesterday. "I feel fitter now than at any point during the Hinrunde," said the 26-year-old. Encouragingly, Ilkay Gündogan's thigh complaint is not as serious as first feared.
Relaxed session for some today! One side play football tennis while the other play an intense game on a small pitch. pic.twitter.com/5owYkPRihO— SV Werder Bremen EN (@werderbremen_en) January 25, 2015
Nur laufen statt kicken! Selbst die Rasenheizung auf dem Trainingsplatz schmolz den Schnee nicht weg! pic.twitter.com/rPYcSmDC5t— BILD M'Gladbach (@BILD_MGladbach) January 25, 2015
Ich wünsche euch Allen einen schönen Sonntag! I wish a good Sunday for everyone! pic.twitter.com/RXceVvspiX— Rafinha Official (@R13_official) January 25, 2015
Saturday 24 January
Schalke may have lost their final friendly match of the winter break 2-1 against SK Rapid Wien today, but there was at least one positive to take from the fixture: centre-back , who has only played six league games this season and whose last outing was on Matchday 12, returned from injury as a substitute.
I had a great time in Mitteleschenbach, with the people of the ¨Fränkisches Seenland¨ fanclub, thank you for all !! pic.twitter.com/bRty5mRD3p— Javi Martínez (@Javi8martinez) January 24, 2015
Over half of the Bundesliga sides are in action today, with the opportunity to fine-tune their tactics ahead of Matchday 18 next weekend. Leverkusen, Gladbach, Mainz, Schalke, Hannover, Bremen, Frankfurt, Paderborn, Köln and Dortmund are the teams having a run-out. Check out the results later on by clicking here.
We're just six days away from the Bundesliga restart, so to make the wait that little bit more bearable we've gathered up all of the 2014/15 Goal of the Month winners so far into one handy compilation. Check it out below, and head to the official Bundesliga YouTube channel for more offbeat videos.
Morning everyone. It appears Cologne is rather behind the times: instead of snow at Christmas time, the city is under a thick, white shroud today, with the Bundesliga's return just six days away. Let's just hope the weather doesn't affect Wolfsburg vs. Bayern next Friday, and to get you in the mood, here's Arjen Robben, now aged 31, putting Bochum to the sword in last night's 5-1 friendly win.
Friday 23 January
Happy to be back in team training pic.twitter.com/Q5OXAyT4Rp— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) January 23, 2015
Continuamosssssss........................ pic.twitter.com/On8AlmXT8V— Carlos Zambrano (@5zambranocz) January 23, 2015
One piece of transfer news was confirmed on Friday as Frankfurt announced the departure of midfielder Martin Lanig to Cypriot club FC APOEL. The 30-year-old leaves the Eagles after four goals in 37 Bundesliga appearances for the club. He also played for 1. FC Köln, VfB Stuttgart, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and SpVgg Greuther Fürth.
Happy bday Arjen! Wish you a lot of Happiness in your life. pic.twitter.com/hGlpSgqOKp— Thiago Alcantara (@Thiago6) January 23, 2015
Auf geht's nach Bochum! Let's go to Bochum! pic.twitter.com/RhkD4R8bVB— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) January 23, 2015
Thursday 22 January
Stop wishing. Start doing. pic.twitter.com/1O3TyPlwH6— Thiago Alcantara (@Thiago6) January 22, 2015
#Naldo fehlte heute aufgrund einer Knieprellung bei den Trainingseinheiten der Wölfe und wird im Test morgen gegen den KSC nicht spielen.— VfL_Wolfsburg (@VfL_Wolfsburg) January 22, 2015