VfB Stuttgart and the other 17 Bundesliga clubs now have more than three weeks of training under their belts - © © imago
VfB Stuttgart and the other 17 Bundesliga clubs now have more than three weeks of training under their belts - © © imago

2015/16: Day 22 of pre-season

Cologne - With under four weeks until the start of the 2015/16 campaign, the 18 Bundesliga clubs continue to work tirelessly on improving their fitness levels ahead of the new season.

bundesliga.com is keeping you abreast of all the latest developments from around the training grounds.

Thanks and bis morgen!

That brings to an end our live training updates for today. We'll be back with a fresh round of rolling news in the morning as we bring you all the latest from the 18 Bundesliga sides' 2015/16 season preparations!


Looks like Argentina international Emiliano Insua (r.) has already made a few friends at new club Stuttgart.

Insua and Co will be having a public training session tomorrow morning at 10 CEST / 8 GMT in St. Gallen, Switzerland, the club have confirmed:

Victories for Werder and Schalke

1899 taking it easy

The Hoffenheim stars will be able to rest their laurels on day 4 of their Lilleström training camp.

Check out Hoffenheim's best training snaps from today by clicking the link below:

Köln vs Espanyol

The Billy Goats are up against Spanish opposition this evening, as newly-signed former Dortmund midfielder Milos Jojic (c., with Köln sporting director Jörg Schmadtke) returns to the starting line-up following injury.

Hertha held

Check out these images from the Old Lady's friendly against Fulham FC, as the Berliners gave away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with the English side.

The line-ups for AS Monaco vs. Mainz 05:

Alaba on the keys

Bayern versatility man David Alaba showed off his piano skills today, with the world-famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang (r.) among the listeners

Dortmund new boy

BVB summer signing Julian Weigl (l.) has been making quite an impression indeed since joining from 1860 Munich in the summer, and the 19-year-old midfield talent is one of the many Bundesliga kids to watch out for in the upcoming campaign...

Schalke's first XI vs. Gdansk

The Royal Blues have just revealed their line-up for this evening's encounter with Lechia Gdansk:

Hertha taking to the field

The Berliners are locking horns with English side Fulham FC in Austria today, with former Freiburg midfielder Vladimir Darida wearing the capital club's shirt for the first time.

Flying Baumann

Spectacular save there from Hoffenheim No1 Oliver Baumann!

Hamburg up against Bursaspor

The Bundesliga's only ever-present club will be kicking off their friendly against their Turkish first-division opponents in just a few moments.

Formidable front line

Anthony Ujah and Franco Di Santo start up top for Bremen against Blumenthaler SV tonight.

Hertha in action

"In about half an hour we get underway against Fulham FC," reads Hertha's tweet below. "Here's the team!


FC Schalke 04's players have arrived ahead of the friendly with KS Lechia Gdansk.

Autograph time

"Tobias Kempe, Mario Vrancic and Konstantin Rausch are doing the autograph hour," reads Darmstadt's tweet below.

Run, Hoffenheim, Run!

Makrus Gisdol's men are at a training camp in Lillestrom, Norway.

Transfer window

You can find a comprehensive list of all this summer's ins and outs so far here.

Off they go!

Schalke face Lechia Gdansk tonight.

It’s a hard life

Makes the all the strenuous training worthwhile, doesn’t it Karim?

New arrival

Francisco Rodriguez is being officially unveiled as a VfL Wolfsburg player. Rodriguez is the brother of Wolves left-back Ricardo.

Best wishes

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Timothy Chandler is likely to start for the USMNT against Jamaica in the semi-finals of the Gold Cup on Wednesday.

Jumping Roman

New Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki has just put this on Instagram. "Another training session done," it reads.

Excitement building

Translation: Our first home Bundesliga match takes place a month tomorrow. Our pitch is already prepared.

Hard at work

Surely BVB deserve a bit of a rest after yesterday’s friendly victory.

All by myself…

Thorgan Hazard and his Gladbach colleagues’ next pre-season assignment is against FC Porto on 24 July. The Foals then face Bursaspor the following day, before travelling to Newcastle United on 1 August.

Rodriguez involved

Get the latest on the Wolves' new man here.

Special guests

Schalke’s friendly with KS Lechia Gdansk gets underway at 18:30 CEST this evening.

Cooling down!

Shinji is obviously hard at work.

Bayern in China

Pep Guardiola and Manuel Neuer are giving a press conference in Guangzhou. You can follow that here.

On the run

Several BVB players go for a light jog following Tuesday’s 4-1 victory over FC Luzern. What a view!

Hard at work

The boys in Gladbach are preparing to take the UEFA Champions League by storm.

Hot, hot, hot

"Training in 28-degree heat," reads Mainz's tweet below. "But it's getting hotter by the minute!"

Pretty simple, this football lark

"Cross, goal," reads Hertha's tweet.

"The early bird..."

...catches the worm, no?!

And they're off...

...in Bremen.

Water carrier

The Bremen boys are preparing for a long, hard day of training.

Frankfurt in Austria

"Recovery sessions in wonderful surroundings," reads Eintracht's tweet below. The Eagles overcame English side Leeds United last night.

First orders at the bar

"The bar on the training ground is open," reads Stuttgart's tweet below. "It's important again today to drink a lot of water. It's going to be a hot one..."

Leverkusen in Austria

"Morning! Die Werkself are already on the training pitch," reads Leverkusen's tweet below.


"Training's beginning on Day 6," reads Mainz's tweet below. Looks like the 05ers' stars are starting with some jogging.

Injury news

"After a bump in training, Sven Bender has bruising to the head and will be taking a break from training today," Borussia Dortmund have tweeted below.

Thumbs up

Andre Schürrle was pleased after Wolfsburg's 4-2 victory over FC Zürich last night.

Nice shades!

"Morning everyone," writes Bayern's resident cool dude Dante. "Training in such good weather makes me pretty pleased."

Boba's back!

After his efforts in helping Paraguay reach the Copa America semi-finals at the start of the month, FC Augsburg striker Raul Bobadilla has rejoined his club team-mates ahead of the upcoming Bundesliga campaign. "Boba is back!" reads the tweet below. "The striker came back from his holiday two days earlier than planned!"

All the best!

Amid all the hard work, there's always time for a small celebration. Many happy returns to Hertha goalkeeper Thomas Kraft, who tun

Glorious sunshine

Translation: Day 6 begins once again with a clear blue sky! #05inEvian

Plenty in store

Werder are also in action later today. Viktor Skripnik's side are due to face Blumenthaler SV after their early training session.

Off the Poland!

Schalke are the third Bundesliga club to face Gdansk this pre-season and one of five top flight clubs in action on Wednesday.