Leverkusen - With their international stars, including Hakan Calhanoglu, Karim Bellarabi and Heung-Min Son, back in the fold, Bayer 04 Leverkusen staged their annual Bundesliga Media Day on Monday.
The event was used to present new signings, take official photographs and produce exclusive media content for use throughout the 2015/16 campaign, while each player also got to try his luck at the Bundesliga Corner Kings challenge.
bundesliga.com rounds up the highlights...
Leverkusen Media Day: best bits
1) Schmidt in focus
Media Days are just as much about the players as they are the coaches and backroom staff. When Bayer 04 head coach Roger Schmidt stepped in front of the camera, for example, he had plenty to say, revealing his childhood hero to be Diego Maradona; his favourites opponents FC Bayern München; and his favourite food Currywurst.
2) Brothers in arms
The Leverkusen players, meanwhile, showed themselves to be more than just workmates, throwing their arms around one another as rain fell on the BayArena during team-photo time.
3) All eyes on Kramer
You'd never have known Christoph Kramer spent the last two seasons away from Leverkusen on loan at Borussia Mönchengladach. The Germany international midfielder commanded the stage like a seasoned Hollywood pro, wearing an ear-to-ear smile and mastering the odd tongue twister for the camera. What does he think the best thing is about the Bundesliga? "The fans and their enthusiasm for football."
4) Calhanoglu in 3D
No one had quite so many cameras on them at once as Hakan Calhanoglu, though. Leverkusen's set-piece specialist was on his best behaviour as multiple high-tech lenses set to work on making a unique 3D profile of the Turkey international.
5) Media Day tenderfoots
Leverkusen youth players Lukas Boeder and Robin Tim Becker still have plenty of time to get used to the spotlight - not that the two 18-year-olds showed any signs of nerves as they got the full Media Day treatment for the first time. Remember the names!
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Where's Brian the Lion?
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All systems go
The stage is set for Bayer Leverkusen’s Media Day
Translation: Here are the groups that will participate in Leverkusen’s Media Day today
No time to waste
Translation: Time is of the essence. Bayer Leverkusen line up for the team photo, everything has to be spick and span.
"And you can see the result here," replied Bayer Leverkusen to the Bundesliga's earlier tweet.