VfB Stuttgart eased to a friendly win on Thursday evening - © © imago
VfB Stuttgart eased to a friendly win on Thursday evening - © © imago

2015/16: Day 16 of pre-season

Cologne - It’s back to the training pitches for the 18 Bundesliga clubs on Thursday as the clock ticks ever closer to the opening weekend of 2015/16 top flight action.

Stay tuned as bundesliga.com keeps you updated on all the latest from around the training grounds…

Gute Nacht!

Well, that'll be that for our live coverage this evening. It's been a pleasure as always and don't forget to join us tomorrow for the latest from Bayern's tour of China, live updates from Dortmund and Wolfsburg's latest pre-season friendlies as well as Schalke and Stuttgart's media days. It promises to be a cracker! In preparation for Schalke's media day, have a read of what up-and-coming left-back Sead Kolasinac has had to say here or relive the champions' entertaining media day here. Bis morgen!

Easy does it

Stuttgart helped themselves to a 13-0 win this evening over TSV Ilshofen. You can remind yourself of all the Bundesliga clubs' pre-season results and fixtures here.

Media days

Catch up on the highlights from the champions' media day over here.

Decent strike this one...

No holding back from Franco Di Santo...

China, we're coming!

David Alaba and the Bayern boys are heading to the Far East. bundesliga.com has rounded up the best of the social media here for you to enjoy.

Calhanoglu excited

Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu is looking forward to his side's Austrian training camp. "We're going to give it everything in the training camp," reads the tweet below. "The conditions are absolutely great!"

Bundesliga World Tour 2015

Bayern are about to leave for China - safe flight!

Everyone's favourite!

Leverkusen are ending the day with a little bit of football tennis.

Auba and Kevin!

The Gabon international certainly looks pleased to be training alongside Kevin Großkreutz.

The thick of it

Bayer's new boy Jonathan Tah has been thrust straight into action at the club's training camp in Austria. "Ready for his first training session!" reads the tweet below. Catch up on his signing here.

Europe calling

There's a simple motto for UEFA Europa League participants FC Augsburg: "Train hard, play hard"

On the comeback trail

Luiz Gustavo gives the thumbs up as he nears a return to first-team training with the Wolves.

Running in circles

Translation: Meanwhile Baumjohann and Kalou are running laps. Cigerci is training individually with [coach] Vieth.

Bundesliga World tour calling

Valdez and Frankfurt go separate ways

Eintracht Frankfurt striker Nelson Valdez has had his contract terminated by mutual consent. A cruciate ligament injury restricted the 31-year-old Paraguayan international to just ten Bundesliga appearances last season.

Translation: Nelson Valdez leaves Eintracht Frankfurt

Augsburg sun

It's been another glorious day of sunshine for FC Augsburg today...

Allagui injury blow

Translation: Get well soon Sami Allagui! The Hertha striker faces three weeks out after suffering a cruciate ligament tear and bone marrow odema.

Erwin's pre-season

Schalke's mascot is becoming something of a cult figure on social media...

Spanish eyes are smiling

Thiago has been the centre of attention at Bayern's media day. You can follow all the comings and goings from that one right here.

Underway in Darmstadt

Translation: And we're off. The warm-up is underway.

Bayer in Austria

Translation: Just a standard welcome for Roger Schmidt and the Werkself at the Tauern Spa hotel in Zell am See-Kaprun.

New arrival

Germany Under-21 international Leonardo Bittencourt joined the Billy Goats from Hannover 96 this week.

The Wolf pack

VfL Wolfsburg have also had their official team photo for the new campaign taken today.

Taking the scenic route

Some of Gladbach’s stars went on a bicycle trip around the Tegernsee this morning.

Ingolstadt out in the wilderness

There's nothing that prepares you for life in the Bundesliga like a spot of... canyoning.

Translation: [Danny] Da Costa and [Robert] Bauer have gone astray. Hopefully they'll find the exit.

Niedermeier precaution

Translation: Individual training today for [VfB Stuttgart defender] Georg Niedermeier, who's suffering from a minor back problem.

Mixed bag for Mainz

2015 Copa America winner Gonzalo Jara and Danish veteran Niki Zimling are back in training on 1. FSV Mainz 05's final day in Evian-les-Bains, France. Pierre Bengtsson had to cut the morning's session short, though, due to what looks like an injury...

Sane taking it steady

Hannover 96 defender Salif Sane is taking part in a reduced training programme today due to a minor thigh injury, reads this tweet...

Free agent

Former FC Bayern München and Hamburger SV midfielder Piotr Trochowski, who has been without a club since being released by Sevilla FC in September 2014, is spending the next two days training with FC Augsburg to build up his fitness...

Royal-blue sweat

Max Meyer and Johannes Geis are being put through their paces after joining up with the FC Schalke 04 squad for pre-season training. The midfield duo were part of the Germany Under-21 side that lost to Portugal in the semi-finals of the UEFA U-21 European Championships last month...

Class is permanent

Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl, who represented FC Bayern, VfL Bochum, SpVgg Greuther Fürth and the Foals during the 1990s, couldn't resist a game of Rondo...

Recuperation the key

After yesterday's 7-0 win over TV Jahn Schneverdingen, Hamburger SV got together for a light training session this morning...

VfB primed for friendly

Translation: Cool down! Our friendly against TSV Ilshofen gets underway at 18:30.

Gustavo joins up

The Wolfsburg squad must be nearing completion now, surely? Brazil international Gustavo took part in his first session this morning after playing in the Copa America earlier this month.

Farewell, France

Translation: Final training session from our camp in Evian.

Bayern's busy schedule

Don't forget your Media Day, though, chaps!


Fabian Lustenberger and Peter Niemeyer are officiating as their Hertha colleagues start the day with a quick five-a-side tournament.

Knoche returns

The Wolfsburg centre-back is taking part in his first training session of pre-season this morning.


David Alaba, Thiago and the majority of their FC Bayern colleagues are due to fly to China this evening, but the Bavarians will depart for Asia without the injured Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.

Smile, Thorgan!

Thorgan Hazard is making his first appearance of pre-season this morning. He looks glad to be back…

So far, so good

Everything's been going to plan for Werder during pre-season. The Green-Whites have won five of their six friendlies to date, including their Audi Quattro Cup victory in Salzburg.

Down to work

Fellow Schalke and German Under-21 international midfielders Johannes Geis and Max Meyer are clocking up the miles on the treadmill this morning…

Stuttgart up and running

Translation: The morning training session is underway.

All set

Translation: Preparations are underway for the upcoming training session. The lads will be sweating here from 10 o'clock!

I want to ride my bicycle...

Here's Borussia Mönchengladbach's morning schedule. The majority of Lucien Favre's squad will be riding their Fahrrad around the Tegernsee this morning, while the likes of Patrick Herrmann, Granit Xhaka and Thorgan Hazard will be put through their paces in an early training session.

No rest for the wicked

Werder beat TSV 1860 Munich 3-1 and a Tyrol Regional XI 4-0 on Wednesday, but the Green-Whites will be back on the training pitch at 10am CEST this morning.

Translation: Good morning from the Zillertal! After playing twice yesterday we're back in training at 10 o'clock.

Making a splash

Well, perhaps not all the other 17 Bundesliga clubs... FC Ingolstadt appear to have other far more pressing matters this morning...

Translation: The tension rises - things are about to get cold and wet!