Soccer / Football : Germany : Bundesliga 2016/2017
|31.Hertha - Hoffenh.|
|1.Schalke - Dortmund|
|Bayern - Augsburg|
|Hamburg - Koln|
|Freiburg - Werder|
|RB Leipzig - Darmstadt|
|Frankfurt - Borussia|
|2.Ingolstadt - Mainz|
|Bayer L. - Wolfsburg|
Hasebe out indefinitely
Eintracht Frankfurt captain Makoto Hasebe has been ruled out indefinitely with a knee injury that needs an operation on next week. The 33-year-old defensive midfielder was injured against Bayern Munich last weekend when he crashed against the post after clearing the ball. A scan on Thursday found the injury to be worse than initially thought.
Bayern lose Costa to knee injury
Douglas Costa will miss Bayern Munich's Bundesliga match against Borussia Monchengladbach and is out of the Brazil squad for World Cup qualifying clashes with Uruguay and Paraguay after injuring his left knee. The 26-year-old forward suffered the injury in training on Friday and is set to remain in Germany for treatment. Costa has scored seven goals from 27 appearances in all competitions for Bayern this season.
Aubameyang faces late fitness test
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang faces late fitness test on an adductor injury ahead of Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga game against Ingolstadt on Friday. Coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed the Gabon international has yet to fully recover from the injury that kept him out of Tuesday's 3-0 DFB-Pokal win at Sportfreunde Lotte.
With Ousmane Dembele suspended, Mario Gotze ruled out indefinitely, Marco Reus injured for a month and Kagawa and Julian Weigl both nursing knocks, Tuchel has a number of attacking players missing for Friday's match.
Goetze to miss rest of season
Mario Gotze was diagnosed with a metabolic disorder last month and will not play again until next season. Dortmund confirmed that the 24-year-old had "spoken positively" about the first phase of his treatment, suggesting the Germany international could be ready to resume training "in early summer." Goetze has made 16 appearances in all competitions this term.
Aubameyang sidelined with adductor problems
Borussia Dortmund will be without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for their DFB Cup quarter-final clash with Sportfreunde Lotte. The 27-year-old centre-forward is suffering from adductor problems. Aubameyang has scored eight goals in his last four outings in all competitions.
Rodriguez to miss several weeks
Wolfsburg will be without the services of Swiss international Ricardo Rodriguez for several weeks. The 24-year-old defender suffered a ligament tear in his right foot during the away clash with RB Leipzig at the weekend. Rodriguez was taken off shortly before the break in his team's 1-0 away victory on Saturday.
RB Leipzig 12.3.17
Keita rushed to hospital following collapse
RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita was rushed to hospital on Saturday after collapsing on the pitch during 1-0 defeat to Wolfsburg. The 22-year-old is said to have suffered circulatory problems but there has been no official comment from the club. Reports in Germany claim Keita is now conscious following the incident.
Varela requires operation
Manchester United loanee Guillermo Varela reportedly requires a second operation on his ankle. The Uruguayan defender, who had undergone surgery to remove a screw left in his ankle following surgery in September, had to undergo a further operation earlier this week. Mexico international Marco Fabian and defender Jesus Vallejo will also be missing for coach Niko Kovac's team that has now lost four matches in succession.
|2||RB Leipzig||49||15||15-4-6 (25)|
|11||Bayer L.||31||-3||9-4-12 (25)|
|19.3||Borussia - Bayern||0 : 1|
|19.3||Mainz - Schalke||0 : 1|
|18.3||Wolfsburg - Darmstadt||1 : 0|
|18.3||Werder - RB Leipzig||3 : 0|
|18.3||Frankfurt - Hamburg||0 : 0|
|18.3||Koln - Hertha||4 : 2|
|18.3||Hoffenh. - Bayer L.||1 : 0|
|18.3||Augsburg - Freiburg||1 : 1|
|17.3||Dortmund - Ingolstadt||1 : 0|
German Bundesliga stats
|home wins||49 %|
|away wins||28 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : Germany : Bundesliga 2016/2017
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.