Summary

  • Hummels to wear five at Bayern.
  • Dortmund enjoy stunning setting for dinner in Shanghai.
  • Mainz's Muto on road to recovery.

Bundesliga Daily rounds up all you need to know from Germany's 18 top-flight clubs. On 24 July, FC Bayern München confirmed Mats Hummels' squad number, while there was positivity in the 1. FSV Mainz 05 and FC Schalke 04 camps.

Five-star Hummels

Wearer of the number 15 shirt at Borussia Dortmund, FC Bayern München's summer arrival Mats Hummels will sport the number five at his new club.

Dortmund do Shanghai

After their exertions in beating Manchester United FC 4-1 at the Shanghai Stadium in a high-profile friendly on Friday, Borussia Dortmund enjoyed a team meal on Saturday night at the award-winning The House of Roosevelt restaurant overlooking the city. You can find the best photos from their evening here.

Muto on the road to recovery

Yoshinori Muto (r.) scored seven goals in his maiden Bundesliga season. © gettyimages / Alex Grimm

Yoshinori Muto is "surprisingly far" along in his recovery according to 1. FSV Mainz 05 head coach Martin Schmidt.

Muto, who damaged right knee ligaments at the beginning of February and then again at the end of March, only re-joined first-team training at the end of June, but was able to feature in the club's Colorado Cup success on the pre-season tour of the USA.

"In the friendlies in Colorado he showed that he is already capable of playing more than 45 minutes," said Schmidt. "I think he'll have made up the training deficit by the end of our preparation and that he'll come back at the level he was originally playing at."

Goretzka to shoulder more responsibility

Leon Goretzka has been at Schalke since 2013. © gettyimages / Dean Mouhtaropoulos

After wearing the FC Schalke 04 armband for the first time in Tuesday's 13-0 friendly win over Wanne-Eickel, Leon Goretzka is planning on shouldering more responsibility this season.

"I certainly wouldn't have anything against taking on more responsibility," the midfielder told regional newspaper Der Westen. "I think that could be important for our game, particularly in my position. You can't do it all on your own, after all. I would like to help our skipper, Benedikt Höwedes, by supporting him."

As for new coach Markus Weinzierl, Goretzka was equally enthusiastic: "We might only be at the start but my impressions so far have been nothing but positive. I'm convinced that he has a really clear idea of what things should look like."

Mixed fortunes for Köln

1. FC Köln's preparations for the new season suffered a blow after a 1-0 defeat to Spanish top-flight side Malaga CF in Aachen. Pablo Fornals Malla put Malaga ahead in the 19th minute, with new signing Artjoms Rudnevs' 29th-minute effort that hit the post the closest the Billy Goats came to an equaliser.

Rudnevs found the net in the second game of the day, though, as Peter Stöger's side beat Olympique de Marseille 2-1, with Leonardo Bittencourt also on the scoresheet.