Manuel Neuer and his FC Bayern colleagues are preparing to face VfL Wolfsburg in the 2015 Supercup on Saturday - © © imago
Manuel Neuer and his FC Bayern colleagues are preparing to face VfL Wolfsburg in the 2015 Supercup on Saturday - © © imago

2015/16: Day 28 of pre-season

Cologne - While FC Bayern München and VfL Wolfsburg prepare to do battle in Saturday’s Supercup at the Volkswagen Arena, the remaining Bundesliga clubs are working tooth and nail on hitting their optimum fitness levels ahead of the new campaign.

As ever, is keeping you abreast of all the latest developments on the top flight sides’ pre-season preparations…

That’s a wrap!

Borussia Dortmund’s campaign kicks off in earnest on Thursday evening as Thomas Tuchel’s side take on Austrian outfit Wolfsberger AC in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League play-off. will be looking ahead to that encounter throughout Wednesday, so make sure you join us then. We’ll also keep you bang up to date on all the latest pre-season news. Bis morgen!

Bem vindo!

FC Bayern defender Dante has taken to Twitter to wish his new team-mate Arturo Vidal a very warm welcome to Munich. Vidal completed his move from Juventus to Bayern earlier on Tuesday.

Levante test

Translation: Penultimate pre-season friendly against Levante tomorrow

Hakan Calhanoglu’s Bayer Leverkusen host Hoffenheim on Matchday 1 of the new Bundesliga season.

One, two...

Augsburg’s South Korean duo Jeong-Ho Hong and Dong-Won Ji work on their passing at die Fuggerstädter’s afternoon training session.

Sit back and relax

After a hard day at the office (the training ground), it is time for Köln's players to put their feet up...

Company cars

Here is the driving force behind VfL Wolfsburg's DFB Cup triumph last season, and their motor to success in 2015/16...

What a team!

...and what a presentation. Top marks to Borussia Dortmund for getting their entire squad and staff in this vine...

Diaz returns to Hamburg

Scorer of the goal which saved Hamburg from relegation last season and now a newly-crowned Copa America champion, Marcelo Diaz has finally made his return to HSV following an extended summer break. "The last few weeks have been fantastic," said the Chilean international. "First survival, then the Copa America 2015. I never give up and work hard for that. We've got a good team and if we work hard then we'll definitely be in a better position next season.

New man in town

Having made his debut in the 0-0 draw with FC Porto, Argentinian striker Franco Di Santo was in good spirits as he caught up with the club's official YouTube channel to discuss how things have gone so far.

Just keep jogging

Fears of an injury setback so soon into his Eintracht Frankfurt career seem to have been dispelled by summer signing Luc Castaignos.

It's a tough old life

Pre-season preparations continue in earnest for Borussia Mönchengladbach who will need plenty of endurance to sustain their levels of performance in an arduous campaign.

Satisfying stalemate

Up against perennial UEFA Champions League participants FC Porto, Andre Breitenreiter saw his side play out a hard-fought 0-0 draw. The Royal Blues are completing their warm down, but if you scroll down a little further you can see the highlights from the match.

Bromance continues to grow

Side-by-side off the pitch yesterday and side-by-side on the pitch today, David Alaba and Thiago appear to be inseparable.

Time to rest...but not for long

Hoffenheim have finished their morning training session, but they only have a short time to put their feet up - they have a friendly on the agenda this evening.

Mainz training - Live!

You can follow 1. FSV Mainz 05's morning training session live via the link on the below Tweet...

Short on numbers?

This is a novel way to train when there are only two of you...

In the shadows of the Weser-Stadion

Werder Bremen are hard at work just a stone's throw from where they hope to see the fruits of their labour...

Werkself working

Bayer 04 Leverkusen are also now on the training field...

Keeping a firm grasp

Eintracht Frankfurt coach Armin Veh has good reason not to let last season's Bundesliga top-scorer Alexander Meier out of his sight - he is set to be a key player for the Eagles once again this season, having already proven his qualities to the new and old Frankfurt coach.

This Tweet says: 'Only two players scored more Bundesliga goals under Veh than captain Alexander Meier (24): Mario Gomez (41)/Cacau (25)'

Weather respite

The clouds do not appear to be so menacing in Bremen today, and Werder can therefore train in dry conditions for a change...


Hoffenheim are putting in one final shift ahead of their friendly in Norway tonight...

Wrist training

Professional footballers need to ensure all of their muscles are toned to perfection, including those in the lower arm, as Lewis Holtby found out with this shirt-signing marathon...

Plan for the week

Borussia Mönchengladbach have published their training plan for the week. After a rest on Monday, it's back to the grind on Tuesday and no break until (perhaps!) next Monday...

Robben's back!

Bayern will be in training again this morning with Arjen Robben stepping up his return after taking his first steps back with the team on Monday. Welcome back Arjen!