Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left Dortmund's tour of China on Tuesday for family reasons. - © © gettyimages / Johannes Simon
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left Dortmund's tour of China on Tuesday for family reasons. - © © gettyimages / Johannes Simon

Bundesliga Daily: 26 July

Bundesliga Daily rounds up all you need to know from Germany's 18 top-flight clubs. On 26 July, FC Bayern München touched down in Chicago, there was recognition for Jakub Blaszczykowski's star turn at UEFA EURO 2016 and new SV Darmstadt 98 forward Antonio Colak talked goals.

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Auba heading home

There is some big news from China this afternoon and that is that striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has departed from Dortmund's tour of China, as the 27-year-old and his partner are expecting their second child.

Dortmund, who beat Manchester United FC 4-1 in Shanghai last Friday, will play Manchester City FC in Shenzhen on Thursday before returning home the following day.

Bayern in the Windy City

Record Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München have arrived in Chicago, Illinois, where they face AC Milan in the 'International Champions Cup' on 27 July. Carlo Ancelotti's charges will then travel to Charlotte, North Carolina, to take on FC Internazionale Milano on 30 July, before rounding off their visit against Real Madrid CF in New York City on 3 August.

'Kuba' voted Poland's EURO 2016 star

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski has been voted Poland's Player of UEFA EURO 2016 by Polish sports publication Przegląd Sportowy. The 30-year-old's industrious displays, as well as his two goals and one assist, helped Poland reach the quarter-finals, where they lost on penalties to eventual winners Portugal.

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Colak: 'The crown isn't that heavy'

It has been a busy 24 hours for Antonio Colak. After signing on the dotted line with SV Darmstadt at Frankfurt International Airport of all places, the 22-year-old headed straight for the Lilies' pre-season training camp in Austria. "It was really special, even though some people were a bit bemused" the former TSG 1899 Hoffenheim forward said. "It's a new challenge and I'm sure it'll go well. Sandro Wagner scored the goals last season and now he's gone. I'm a striker and I know what I have to do. The crown isn't that heavy."

'Gotta catch 'em all!'

And finally, Hamburger SV's Volksparkstadion opened its doors to budding Pokemon trainers on Tuesday. It is not yet known if there were any Pikachu sightings, but the hordes of Ash Ketchum wannabes might have stumbled across an Alen Halilovic or a Bobby Wood if they were lucky...