USMNT striker Aron Johannsson (r.) is back among the goals for SV Werder Bremen. - © imago / Eibner
USMNT striker Aron Johannsson (r.) is back among the goals for SV Werder Bremen. - © imago / Eibner
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Bundesliga Daily: 3 September

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Five-star Johannsson

USMNT striker Aron Johannsson warmed up for Bundesliga Matchday 2 by scoring five goals in SV Werder Bremen's morale-boosting friendly win over Kickers Emden. The 25-year-old only returned to competitive action last weekend following a string of injury problems dating back to September 2015, but appears to have at long last put those troubles behind him.

"The goals give me confidence," Johannsson said. "The most important thing for me today, though, is that I was able to play the full 90 minutes for the first time in an age without any pain. What counts now is scoring goals in the Bundesliga."

Bremen host FC Augsburg this weekend, looking for their first win of the season following defeats to Sportfreunde Lotte in the first round of the DFB Cup and FC Bayern München in the Bundesliga.

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Goretzka nearing return

FC Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka is making good progress after suffering a shoulder injury whilst on international duty with Germany at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last month.

"Leon is far along enough with his shoulder that he can take part in first-team training now," Schalke head coach Markus Weinzierl told club website www.schalke04.de. "He just has to be careful to stay out of some tackles. We are looking to increase his workload each day."

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