Cologne - After an eventful round of fixtures in Europe in midweek, the Bundesliga returns with a vengeance this weekend with several tasty-looking fixtures in store over this weekend, including Borussia Mönchengladbach's heavyweight clash with FC Schalke 04.
Allow bundesliga.com to keep you posted on all the latest news and developments before, during and after Matchday 10 in Germany's top flight...
Matchday 10 fixtures (kick-off at 15:30 CEST / 13:30 GMT unless stated)
Friday 23 October
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0-1 Hamburger SV
Saturday 24 October
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-3 VfB Stuttgart
FC Bayern München 4-0 1. FC Köln
1. FSV Mainz 05 1-3 SV Werder Bremen
Hannover 96 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
SV Darmstadt 98 0-1 VfL Wolfsburg
FC Ingolstadt 04 0-1 Hertha Berlin (18:30 CEST / 16:30 GMT)
Sunday 25 October
In tonight's final game, Hertha Berlin earned a hard fought victory over FC Ingolstadt to continue their fine start to the season.
That's all for tonight, tune in tomorrow for all the action as Borussia Dortmund take on FC Augsburg and FC Schalke 04 travel to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Good night!
What an afternoon!
Yet again, the Bundesliga was full of thrills, spills and - of course - goals! We'll of course keep you updated with all the reaction but in the meantime, here are the line-ups for the evening's clash between Ingolstadt and Hertha Berlin.
Enjoy the action!
Don't forget that there are a multitude of methods to follow this afternoon's action. There's an exclusive live ticker over here, Bayern's clash with Köln is on the radio here, while there's our LIVE Twitter feed here. Whatever you do, make sure to enjoy the action, and we'll be back with all the reaction right after the final whistle. Viel Spaß!
And here's how they'll line up around the country this afternoon.
FC Bayern vs 1. FC Köln
Arjen Robben starts for the champions.
Darmstadt vs Wolfsburg
Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs VfB Stuttgart
Hannover 96 vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Unsere Startelf:Hradecky, Djakpa, Russ, Zambrano, Oczipka, Reinartz, Stendera,Hasebe, Aigner, Meier,Seferovic #H96SGE— Eintracht Frankfurt (@Eintracht_News) October 24, 2015
1. FSV Mainz 05 vs SV Werder Bremen
Ten times a ton up
FC Bayern will move to 1000 Bundesliga wins with victory over 1. FC Köln this afternoon.
Bremen at Mainz
Can Viktor Skripnik's men put an end to a five-game losing run?
Robben to return?
Having been injured on and off since March, Arjen Robben could finally return for the Bavarians this afternoon.
Morales targets win
USA international Evo Morales and Ingolstadt are looking to return to winning ways against Hertha this evening.
Last week, FC Bayern became the frst club to start a Bundesliga season with nine straight wins. Can they make it ten at home to Köln today?
HSV edge out Hoffenheim
Morning everyone. Before we look ahead to today's action, let's remind ourselves of the weekend's opener, which Hamburg won 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Pierre-Michel Lasogga. HSV are now up to ninth, while Hoffenheim are in freefall having won just once all season, now sitting second-bottom.
Saturday 24 October
Ciao for now
That brings an end to our live updates service for now. We'll be back tomorrow with all the build-up to what is set to be another rip-roaring afternoon of Bundesliga action, with FC Bayern München's chasing their 1,000 Bundesliga win and VfL Wolfsburg on the road in Darmstadt. As ever, we'll also be bringing you all the latest news and Matchday 10 reaction, so be sure to check back in with us around 10:30CEST. Until then, gute Nacht!
Lasogga demands improvement
Despite netting the winning goal in Sinsheim, Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga was not entirely satisfied with the performance: "We need to take more of our chances. You could see from the first minute we wanted it."
Hamburg head coach Bruno Labbadia on his side's win over TSG: "I'm happy that we've come away with three points - it's what we were aiming for [...] The win's great for us, but we have to keep working hard for wins like that."
Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored a late winner as Hamburger SV overcame TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in Sinsheim. HSV move, temporarily at least, up to ninth, while Hoffenheim remain second from bottom, without a home win all season.
Here are the two teams for Hoffenheim versus Hamburg this evening. Don't forget you can follow on our exclusive live ticker at the top of the page or listen to it on the radio just over here.
Bremen touch down
SV Werder Bremen will be desperate to end a five-match losing streak when they take on 1. FSV Mainz 05 tomorrow. Lose and the Green-Whites will set an unwanted new club record of six successive Bundesliga defeats.
Countdown to kick-off
Not long to go until Matchday 10 gets under way with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim welcoming Hamburger SV to the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar Arena (kick-off 20:30 CEST). You can read our preview of that one right here.
No one's here yet, but that'll soon change. Around 900 tickets available at the stadium.
There will be plenty of interest in Bayer 04 Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez this weekend, not least after the Mexico international scored twice in a barnstorming 4-4 draw with AS Roma in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. Die Werkself's encounter at home to VfB Stuttgart will be broadcast live in Germany, the USA and Mexico.
Flying the flag
Two Bundesliga players have made it into uefa.com's UEFA Europa League Team of the Week. FC Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz takes his place between the posts after helping die Fuggerstädter to a landmark victory over AZ Alkmaar. Borussia Dortmund hat-trick hero Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang must have surely have been the experts' first pick.
Where will you be watching 1. FC Köln's trip to FC Bayern München's Allianz Arena tomorrow?
Knoche up and running
VfL Wolfsburg fans will be delighted to learn that Robin Knoche has returned to light training. The 23-year-old defender is stepping up his recovery from an ankle ligament injury sustained in training on 21 September.
Giefer on the mend
FC Schalke 04 second-choice goalkeeper Fabian Giefer is edging closer to full fitness. The 25-year-old former Germany Under-21 international has been out of action since tearing an abductor muscle in February.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen head coach Roger Schmidt admits he does not yet know whether midfielder Christoph Kramer and veteran striker Stefan Kießling will be fit for tomorrow's game with VfB Stuttgart. Lars Bender and Tin Jedvaj are definitely out, however.
There was snow in parts of central and eastern Germany last week, but the sun is shining in the Bavarian capital this afternoon!
Here is the Werder Bremen squad for the trip to Mainz:
Werder squad for #m05svw: Wiedwald, Zetterer – S. Garcia, Gálvez, Lukimya, Vestergaard, Fritz, Aycicek, Pizarro, Junuzovic (1/2)— SV Werder Bremen EN (@werderbremen_en) October 23, 2015
Werder squad for #m05svw: U.Garcia, Ujah, Bartels, Gebre Selassie, Grillitsch, Lorenzen, Eggestein, Bargfrede (2/2)— SV Werder Bremen EN (@werderbremen_en) October 23, 2015
On the road to Munich
Fresh from being singled out by Pep Guardiola as 1. FC Köln's dangerman, here is Anthony Modeste beginning his journey to Munich to prove Pep right.
Guardiola press conference
Pep Guardiola has held his weekly pre-match press conference. Here are some of the things the Catalan had to say...
...on Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben:
Franck's been out for longer than he would usually have been with torn cruciate ligaments so his muscles stil need time. The most important thing first of all is that Franck does not feel any pain when he's training because he's had problems in the past five or six months.
If Arjen's fit, then he will play. It all depends on Arjen. We'll talk with him and the doctors again after training.
...on the midweek DFB Cup clash with VfL Wolfsburg:
All I have in my mind is Köln, sorry. Women may be able to do two things at once, but I can't
...on the prospect of the club's 1,000th Bundesliga win:
It's a special day and that would mean a lot for the club's history.
No time to waste
Given the speed with which the Bremen player filed in for training today, it looks like there is a spring in their step ahead of their trip to Mainz.
Schalke were in action in the Europa League last night, so their training session is not so intense today. But with a clash with Gladbach just 48 hours away, they cannot afford to take things too easy.
Guess who's back?
Great news for Royal Blues fans as Japanese international full-back Atsuto Uchida returns to light training following injury. Good to see you back, Atsuto!
Schmidt praises Stuttgart
Leverkusen head coach Roger Schmidt is refusing to underestimate Stuttgart ahead of the two sides’ encounter on Saturday. Schmidt, speaking in his pre-match press conference, told the assembled media: “I like the football Stuttgart play. It’s going to be a difficult challenge for us.“
Unsurprising result in Bremen's latest Twitter poll. If only they had a player named Pasta...
Sane relishing Gladbach clash
After helping Schalke secure a share of the spoils against Sparta Praha on Thursday, Leroy Sane's focus has shifted to Sunday's trip to the BORUSSIA-PARK. The 19-year-old, who is relishing the clash with the in-form Foals, has also spoken of the Royal Blues' newfound self-belief under Breitenreiter this season. Click here to read the youngster's post-match interview in full.
Foals 'back to winning ways'
Here are the best bits from Andre Breitenreiter's press conference ahead of Sunday's highly-anticipated clash with Borussia Mönchengladbach:
I see your true colours
Hoffenheim head coach Markus Gisdol firmly believes there is more to come from his players this season. The Sinsheimers welcome Hamburg to the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena this evening in a game which is being broadcast live on Bundesliga radio!
'King' Pele turns 75
Several Bundesliga stars, including Thomas Müller and Dante, have been tweeting their congratulations to Brazil legend Pele, who celebrates his 75th birthday on Thursday.
Leverkusen head coach will be addressing the media at 12:00 CET today ahead of the Werkself's match with Stuttgart. Provided he's got his breath back after Tuesday's 4-4 draw with AS Roma...
After a day's rest on the back of their UEFA Champions League excursions, FC Bayern are back on the training pitch this morning ahead of Saturday's clash with Köln.
Yesterday was a very special day for one club in particular. FC Augsburg, taking part in the UEFA Europa League for the very first time this season, recorded their first ever European victory at AZ Alkmaar on Thursday evening - a wonderful achievement for everyone involved with the club. Elsewhere, a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick earned Dortmund a 3-1 win at Azerbaijani side Qäbälä, while Schalke were held to a 2-2 draw by Sparta Praha.
Good morning everyone! Here's wishing you all a relaxing Friday, unless you're a fan of Hoffenheim or Hamburg (in which case we wish you a relaxing day until around 20:30 CET today!).
Thursday 22 October
Well, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's hat-trick secured Dortmund a 3-1 victory against Qäbälä in Azerbaijan as Thomas Tuchel's men moved top of UEFA Europa League Group C. You can read that report over here. Click here to recap Schalke's 2-2 draw with AS Sparta Praha and here to catch up on Augsburg's historic win. If you can't wait until we're back tomorrow morning for more Bundesliga goodness, click over to our news page here or download our app here. Gute Nacht!
Ribery, Benatia and Coman in training
Some lovely footage there from Bayern's Säbener Straße training compound showing the France-born star trio working on their comebacks!
Schalke and Augsburg, meanwhile, have just revealed the line-ups for their Europa League fixtures against Sparta Praha and Alkmaar respectively. Kick-off is at 19:00 CEST / 17:00 GMT, and you can follow the action live on our ticker.
Hannover 96 will be without defender Oliver Sorg for their upcoming game against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, as the full-back has still not recovered from a shin injury. Head coach Michael Frontzeck confirmed his absence at his pre-match press conference on Thursday:
"Olli's not available for the game this weekend," reads the tweet below.
Bayern gearing up
Today was a day off for most of the FC Bayern squad, but a few players decided to get in a extra shift nevertheless...
Bundesliga Matchday 10 kicks off tomorrow evening, with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim hosting Hamburger SV. Here's what TSG head coach Markus Gisdol had to say ahead of the tie:
Blow for Hamburg
Friday's visitors, meanwhile, while have to make do without centre-back Emir Spahic, who is suffering with the flu. However, as the tweet below demonstrates, they will take heart from the fact that attacker Nicolai Müller has never been on the losing side in a Bundesliga game against Hoffenheim, winning twice and drawing three.
Kick-off is just a few minutes away now...
BVB: Weidenfeller, Ginter, Sokratis, Hummels, Park, Weigl, Gündogan, Hofmann, Kagawa, Reus, Aubameyang #qfkbvb— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) October 22, 2015
Augsburg in Alkmaar
Bottom of the Bundesliga, bottom of their Europa League group - the only way is up for FC Augsburg. Die Fuggerstädter are in the Netherlands this evening for their match against AZ Alkmaar, and plenty of German fans have made the trip up north...
The stage is set
Tuchel not underestimating Qäbälä
Dortmund head coach isn't taking the Azerbaijani side lightly ahead of tonight's clash between the two sides...
Peter Stöger doesn't feel Bayern's defeat against Arsenal in the Champions League will have any bearing on his side's trip to the Allianz Arena on Saturday. The Billy Goats face the unenviable task of taking on a side that have won all nine of their Bundesliga matches this season, but Stöger believes his players are capable of pulling off a shock result.
Stöger: "We have to be efficient with a small amount of possession. An extraordinary effort could produce an extraordinary result." #FCBKOE— 1. FC Cologne (@fckoeln_en) October 22, 2015
Close, but no biscuit
Ralph Hasenhüttl's FC Ingolstadt were beaten for the first time on the road at Stuttgart last weekend. The Schanzer head coach says he was satisfied with his team's display, but accepts they will have to up their game if they are to beat Hertha at home on Matchday 10. "Our last game was ok, but on this occasion we didn't have a happy ending. We have to try and cause Hertha problems this weekend."
BVB in Azerbaijan
Don't forget Borussia Dortmund are also in Europa League action today. Their match with Qäräbä gets underway at 17:00 CET - don't miss it!
No new injury worries
Dieter Hecking says he has a near-full squad to choose from for the trip to Darmstadt this weekend. "Aside from Robin Knoche, everyone is fit." said the Wolves' head coach, who also had a kind word or two for Saturday's opponents...
Three and easy?
He's already scored a hat-trick in the UEFA Europa League this season. Can Franco Di Santo repeat the trip against Sparta Prague this evening?
Zorniger hails VfB fans
Ahead of Saturday's trip to Bayer Leverkusen, Stuttgart head coach Alexander Zorniger has praised the club's supporters for cranking up the volume in the latter stages of VfB's 1-0 victory over Ingolstadt last time out. "It was the loudest I'd ever heard the Mercedes-Benz-Arena during my time as coach," he told the assembled journalists. "The support of the fans was marvellous. Another win [at Leverkusen] would do us good, but Leverkusen have enormous quality in their squad."
Skripnik's stressful situation
Werder Bremen travel to Mainz this weekend on the back of five straight defeats in the league - the Green-Whites worsed run under Viktor Skripnik to date. Their head coach is under no illusions as to the seriousness of Werder's current situation, but is confident his side can put a halt to their losing run at the Coface Arena...
Onwards and upwards
We'll bring you the best bits from the Wolves' press conference shortly. Dieter Hecking's side moved top of Champions League Group C last night with a 2-0 victory over PSV. They travel to Darmstadt this weekend.
Willkommen to bundesliga.com's rolling news! If all you Bayern fans out there still need cheering up after Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Arsenal, this might do the trick: Franck Ribery is back training with a football as he continues his recovery from a long-standing ankle injury. Feeling better already, aren't you?