Vieirinha (2nd l.) is challenged for the ball as Wolfsburg lose their second friendly in London, this time to Arsenal FC - © © gettyimages / David Rogers
Vieirinha (2nd l.) is challenged for the ball as Wolfsburg lose their second friendly in London, this time to Arsenal FC - © © gettyimages / David Rogers

2015/16: Day 27 of pre-season

Cologne - The first appointment of the 2015/16 season is now looming on the horizon with the Supercup between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern München fast approaching.

They and the other 16 Bundesliga clubs are now entering into the critical phase of pre-season training with the finishing touches being put to preparations. As always, keeps you up to date with all the preparations...

Schönen Abend noch!

That’s all from us, folks. We’ll be back bright and early on Tuesday with all the latest from the Bundesliga clubs’ pre-season preparations. In the words of Holger Badstuber…

Glad to be here!

A message from new Mainz signing Henrique Sereno to the club’s fans…

Good luck boys!

BVB keeper Roman Bürki has taken to Instagram to wish his old club SC Freiburg for their Matchday 1 encounter with 1. FC Nürnberg in Bundesliga 2 this evening.

Di Santo starts!

Franco Di Santo has been named in the starting line-up for Schalke's clash with Porto, which is about to get underway.

Home sweet home

Anyone know what this refers to? Hamburg fans are bound to remember...

As it happens

Speaking of Hannover, you can watch the Reds take part in their afternoon training session on Periscope!

Welcome back!

Chilean international Miiko Albornoz has finally joined up with his Hannover 96 team-mates after being given an extended break following Chile’s Copa America triumph.


Di Santo’s former colleagues are continuing their preparations for the new season with a training game on a smaller pitch. Bremen’s next friendly is against SV Wilhelmshaven on Tuesday.

Di Santo set for Schalke debut?

Schalke take on FC Porto in a pre-season friendly this evening, with new signing Franco Di Santo in line to make his Royal Blues bow.

Guess who's back, back again?

Robben's back tell a friend! Yes indeed, the FC Bayern fans at today's public training session were delighted to see the flying Dutchman back in action after he missed the entirety of the Bavarians' tour of China.

High speed centre-back

Alejandro Galvez was doing his best impression of The Flash. He just needs to swap his green outfit for a red one.

Hey, I put some new shoes on...

...and suddenly everything is right for Medhi Benatia.

Nothing getting through Adler

Hamburg's backline is going to have to be strong to avoid a repeat of last season's relegation battle, but Rene Adler appears to be in fine form. Even Bundesliga legend Stefan Effenberg can't beat him from the spot.

Bungert back up and running

Good news for 1. FSV Mainz 05 fans after the club tweet a picture of centre-back Niko Bungert completing some routine running exercises.

Bromance alert!

David Alaba and Thiago could well be two of the key figures for FC Bayern as they look to break a Bundesliga record by collecting a fourth straight title. Lucky for the German record titleholders they get along really well!

Tough test for Schalke

The Royal Blues are gearing up for their penultimate pre-season friendly against the side who finished runners-up in the Primeira Liga last season.

Hoffenheim on tour

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's first training session of the day is underway in Norway.

Public training

If you are in Munich this morning, why not pop along to see FC Bayern training? Their morning session is open to the public...

Walking in the rain

Wet weather seems to be a theme this Monday morning with Werder Bremen heading out for their training session in damp conditions in northern Germany.

On yer bike!

Hertha Berlin's summer training camp is drawing to a close, but not before a nice cycle ride before returning to Germany...

Countdown continues

Despite having his stint as part of the US Men's National Team squad at the Gold Cup 2015 cut short, Alfredo Morales appears to be enjoying the build-up to his first season in Germany's top flight with newcomers FC Ingolstadt 04.

Mitch mimics Arnie

Having moved to the capital from FC Bayern München this summer, it now looks like Mitchell Weiser will miss the start of the season with Hertha Berlin after the 21-year-old damaged ligaments in his right knee.

Vidal en route to Munich!

FC Bayern München marquee summer signing is travelling from Miami to Munich and will be completing the final formalities of his deal to join the German record titleholders later today. "A new era...a new we go Munich!" reads the tweet below.