Soccer / Football : Germany : Bundesliga 2017/2018
|19.Wolfsburg - Dortmund|
|Hamburg - Augsburg|
|Hertha - Stuttgart|
|Mainz - Hannover|
|Hoffenh. - Werder|
|Schalke - RB Leipzig|
|20.Freiburg - Frankfurt|
|Borussia - Koln|
Boateng returns to Germany
Eintracht Frankfurt have completed the signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng on a free transfer. Earlier this week, the former Ghana international terminated his contract at Las Palmas and returns to the Bundesliga on a three-year deal. The midfielder, 30, will replace injured Mexico international Marco Fabian, who was ruled out for the remainder of 2017. Boateng is reunited with coach Niko Kovac and sporting executive Fredi Bobic at Frankfurt, having been at Hertha Berlin with them.
Brooks out with thigh injury
United States centre-back John Brooks will miss at least three months with a right thigh injury. Brooks suffered this injury in his competitive debut for his new club Wolfsburg, a 1-0 win over fourth-tier club Eintracht Norderstedt in the German Cup. Brooks joined Wolfsburg in the offseason for a reported fee of €20m from Bundesliga rivals Hertha in a record transfer for an American player.
Schurrle to miss start of season
Winger Andre Schurrle will miss the opening month of the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a thigh injury. The Borussia Dortmund has been unlucky with injuries since joining the club from Wolfsburg at the start of last season. Schurrle missed 20 games last term through a persistent knee injury and later on an Achilles problem that saw him miss the final two months of the campaign in which he scored five goals in 25 appearances.
Dembele suspended 'until further notice'
Borussia Dortmund have extended the suspension of Ousmane Dembele "until further notice". The Bundesliga side suspended the 20-year-old for missing training after they rejected an offer from Barcelona and Dortmund boss Peter Bosz had admitted he was unaware of Dembele's whereabouts on Thursday before the club later confirmed he remained in the German city. The decision to extend the suspension was taken after a meeting on Saturday night between Bosz, chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke and sporting director Michael Zorc.
Klinsmann suffers ligament damage
Hertha Berlin goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann has been ruled out for several weeks with ligament damage in his right ankle. The Bundesliga side says the 20-year-old Klinsmann, who joined the club in the offseason after impressing in a trial, was injured in training a few days ago, and its extent was confirmed by a scan. Klinsmann, the son of former United States coach and Germany striker Jurgen Klinsmann, is a goalkeeper with the U.S. under-20 team.
Dortmund take action after Dembele skips training
It seems like Ousmane Dembele is going to great lengths in order to force through a move to Barcelona. Borussia Dortmund has already released a statement today where they confirmed that they were in negotiations with the Blaugrana, but they rejected the bid as it was well under their valuation. Sporting director Michael Zorc has revealed that the club has now suspended Dembele from training until next week as punishment for his failure to turn up to training.
"Ousmane Dembele missed BVB training today without any valid reason and he obviously consciously made the decision to do this. Of course we will sanction this behaviour," Zorc said. "In addition we have suspended the player from training and from taking part in any match day activities after discussing this with the Head Coach until after the Cup match this coming weekend."
Aogo signs contract with Stuttgart
Former Germany international Dennis Aogo has joined Stuttgart from Schalke on a two-year deal. The 30-year-old left-back has also played for Freiburg and Hamburg and has made a total of 213 Bundesliga appearances. Aogo becomes the second experienced Stuttgart signing in a week, after the arrival of Holger Badstuber from Bayern Munich.
Marco Fabian out for two months
Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Marco Fabian will miss the start of the 2017/18 Bundesliga season and is expected to be sidelined for two months due to a back injury. Although the Mexico international was able to take part in two sessions at the club's recent training camp in the Italian town of Gais, a persistent complaint in his lower back has forced him to rest and undergo a conservative course of treatment with a specialist.
|2||RB Leipzig||0||0||0-0-0 (0)|
|18||Bayer L.||0||-2||0-0-1 (1)|
|18.8||Bayern - Bayer L.||3 : 1|
German Bundesliga stats
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League format : Soccer / Football : Germany : Bundesliga 2017/2018
The German national football league contains two divisions, the First Bundesliga and the Second Bundesliga. After the reunification of Germany in 1990, a union of the football associations of west and east became reality. So, the First Bundesliga in the 1991/92 season was expanded to 20 teams to integrate the two top clubs from East Germany. The former East German football league was downgraded into a regional division. Presently, the First Bundesliga, usually called just "Bundesliga", consists of 18 teams. Each team plays two games against all the other league rivals during the season, one game at home and one game away.
The top three teams enter directly into the group stage of the Champions League. It's also possible for the fourth placed team to qualify for the Champions League after playing the qualifying round. The bottom three of the table are relegated automatically and are replaced by the three best teams of the Second Bundesliga.