There's no let up for the 18 top-flight sides as they continue to train in earnest, though none will be in pre-season friendly action today - © © imago
There's no let up for the 18 top-flight sides as they continue to train in earnest, though none will be in pre-season friendly action today - © © imago

2015/16: Day 20 of pre-season - live updates!

Cologne - It's full steam ahead for all 18 Bundesliga clubs at the start of another week of pre-season preparations ahead of the start of the 2015/16 campaign, which kicks off in 25 days time.

As ever, will be keeping you bang up to speed with developments around the training grounds...

Alaba sends his greetings

FC Bayern star David Alaba is clearly enjoying himself out in Shanghai...

Watch Dortmund in training - live!

You can follow the five-time Bundesliga champions' afternoon practice session on Periscope using the link below:

The BVB stars have just taken to the pitch in Bad Ragaz...

Long day for Hoffenheim...

...they've been travelling all morning and now it's down to work.

Bargfrede blow

Werder Bremen string puller Philipp Bargfrede will be sidelined for ten to 14 days after tearing a ligament in the 2-0 friendly win over Czech side FC Zbrojovka Brno, the Green-Whites have just confirmed.

Subotic pleased

"Our training camp in Switzerland began yesterday. We're training twice a day in excellent conditions," tweeted the Serbian defender.

Hector parched

"Done. Monday's second training session is now behind us," 1. FC Köln have just tweeted.

New job?

Vieirinha looks to be enjoying himself behind the camera.

Hard at work (part four)

The Bremen lads are really putting in the hard yards this campaign. They welcome Schalke on Matchday 1.

Woof! (Part two)

Check out this succession of strikes from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in BVB training.

Future star

Kaan Ayhan, only aged 20, got on the scoresheet in Schalke's victory last night.

Reus update:

"Marco Reus has a slightly stretched ligament. It's nothing serious," BVB's tweet confirms below. "There's a high chance that he'll be back in training this afternoon," added head coach Thomas Tuchel.

Lunchtime viewing

While you're enjoying your sandwiches, why not check out the best bits from Gladbach's training camp in Bavaria?

Timo's back

"I'm really pleased to be back with the team," says the Stuttgart youngster.

Spahic interview

"Hamburg are a great club - but that's not the only reason I'm here," says Emir Spahic in the tweet below. "I just had a good feeling."

World champion

Christoph Kramer has been on media duties today for Leverkusen. "I like our philosophy," reads the tweet below.

Hard at work (part three)

It's gym day for the Köln boys.


Norwegian international Tarik Elyounoussi had been spotted within moments of Hoffenheim touching down for their training camp in his homeland.

Media work

BVB new boy Gonzalo Castro is in an interview with the club's TV channel.


According to HSV's tweet below, new siging Emir Spahic is speaking to Albin Ekdal in English, Cleber in Spanish, Mohamed Gouaida in French and Ivica Olic in Croatian. Talented!

Worrying news for BVB fans

There are reports coming in that Marco Reus has had to cut training short after taking a knock to the ankle.

Training camp

Dortmund look to be enjoying Bad Ragaz.

On the ball

Bas Dost looks happy about that...

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What a strike this is from Mitchell Weiser in Hertha training.

Hard at work (part two)

Although a mini game of football in the sunshine doesn't sound all bad...

Homeward bound

Ibrahima Traore, Yann Sommer and Thorgan Hazard are heading north.


Impressive passing on show from Hertha, with new signing Mitchell Weiser to the fore.

Hamburg hard at work

"Round two," reads the tweet below.

Leverkusen in Austria

"The ball's rolling," reads the club's tweet below.

On the ball

Borussia Dortmund are kicking off their morning training session with a few exercises to warm-up the muscles and get the blood pumping.

...and lift!

1. FC Köln's stars Philipp Hosiner and Kazuki Nagasawa are building up their legs muscles before getting a touch of the ball this morning.

Welcome back, Jannik

Having impressed during the UEFA U-21 European Championships with Denmark, Werder Bremen are delighted to have their towering centre-half back in training.

Off to a flyer!

Hertha Berlin's players are breaking a sweat early with these warm-up routines.

Heading north

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are off to Norway for a nine-day training camp this morning. They've got friendlies against Lilleström SK, Leeds United FC and Fredrikstad FK lined up and the players are all ready to go.

Translation: We're back underway today! Off to the training camp in Norway!

Back to school

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have taken some time out of the busy schedule in Austria to pop in to the club's local football school and the youngsters certainly seem to be excited by the visit.

Translation: Good morning! What a reception for Ramalho and Co. at the Bayer 04 football school!

Bye, bye Bavaria

While other sides are getting back to the hard grind on pre-season preparations, Borussia Mönchengladbach are heading home following a successful seven-day training camp in Rottach-Egern.

That's the spirit

SV Werder Bremen defender Alejandro Galvez is taking on this Monday morning with a truly positive approach. We'll see how he feels after a days training!

Happy Monday morning!

It may be the day we all dread on the weekly calendar, but the Bundesliga clubs appear to be in good spirits as we embark on another week of pre-season preparations. Not doubt the nice weather helps lift the mood...

Translation: Good morning! Day 4 begins!

Translation: Good morning Schladming! Everything is set up for the first session of the day.

Translation: A warm welcome for FC in Kitzbühl