- Johannsson scores five in Bremen friendly.
- Schalke's Goretzka in first-team training.
- Ramalho hoping for regular minutes at Mainz.
Bundesliga Daily keeps you right up to date with all the important events concerning the 18 Bundesliga clubs. Here's all you need to know from 3 September...
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."
Goretzka nearing return
"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."
Ramalho focussed on Mainz
After a debut Bundesliga campaign of few first-team opportunities at parent club Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Andre Ramalho hopes his season-long loan move to 1. FSV Mainz 05 will provide the catalyst for his Bundesliga breakthrough.
"It was complicated [at Leverkusen], the Brazilian defensive specialist told Germany's leading sports specialist magazine, kicker. "It was important for my development to play in such a good team.
"Obviously every footballer wants to establish themselves at a club, but a lot goes into that. The most important thing for me is to be happy. Right now, I'm just delighted to be here [Mainz]. We want to have a great season and I want to play. We'll see what the future holds."
Bayern's birthday boy
And finally, on a much lighter note, we would like to wish Bayern defender and Germany's Footballer of the Year, Jerome Boateng, a very happy 28th Birthday! We look forward to seeing you - with any luck - on Matchday 2...