Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been suspended for today's game against Wolfsburg. The club announced the suspension in a twitter post without giving any further explanations on the reason why the striker has to sit out the game. This is not the first time the Gabon international had problems in Dortmund. In the first half of the season he already missed a game against Stuttgart because of a suspension.
In an interview before the winter break Michael Zorc commented on the situation, saying that Aubameyang had problems with punctuality, generally showing up late to practice or team-meetings. According to Bild this has also been the reason this time around, the striker reportedly missed a meeting yesterday which led to his suspension.
Dortmund hit with food poisoning
Borussia Dortmund could be missing several key players for this weekend's meeting against Wolfsburg. The German side have been out training in Marbella Spain, but several of the players have been struck down with stomach illnesses after wolfing down chicken kebabs. Roman Burki, Roman Weidenfeller, Marc Bartra, Christian Pulisic, Omer Toprak, Jacob Bruun Larsen, Nuri Sahin, Dominik Reimann and Andre Schurrle are all understood to have fallen ill. However, Dortmund are confident of getting some of them back to full fitness in time for Sunday's game.
Hummels and Lewandowski ruled out
Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels will miss Bayern Munich's Bundesliga clash with Bayer Leverkusen on Friday due to injury, coach Jupp Heynckes has confirmed. Both players sustained problems during Germany's mid-season break, with Lewandowski suffering with a knee issue and Hummels injuring an adductor. The pair were forced to train alone for much of Bayern's training camp in Doha, before returning to the rest of the group on Thursday.
Lewandowski out, Wagner will start
Robert Lewandowski has overcome the patella injury that has plagued him this winter break, but he will not travel with the team to play against Leverkusen. Bayern Munich dived into the market to buy a back-up to their top scorer and got Germany international Sandro Wagner for €13m from Hoffenheim. This acquisition seems all the more vital now and also provides Bayern with the flexibility to give Lewandowski as much time as he needs to reach 100% fitness. Wagner will have a chance to impress on Friday.
Bayern confirm Ulreich finger sprain
Bayern Munich have played down an injury scare for goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, with tests indicating the goalkeeper has sprained the middle finger on his right hand. Ulreich has started 12 Bundesliga games for Bayern this season, deputising for Manuel Neuer, a long-term absentee with a foot injury. Ulreich's return to training is dependent on how the swelling of his finger goes down, but the team do not fear he will be out for a long period of time.
Robben set to miss Der Klassiker
Bayern Munich will be without veteran winger Arjen Robben in Wednesday's DFB Cup game against Borussia Dortmund. The Dutchman has been on the sidelines for the past three weeks after picking up an injury against Anderlecht in the Champions League. Bayern Munich were initially hopeful that he would play again this calendar year, but he has failed to reach full fitness levels.
Aubameyang a doubt for DFB-Pokal
Borussia Dortmund could be without striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when they take on Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday. Aubameyang scored his 21st goal of the season as Dortmund defeated Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday, but sustained a muscular injury during a training session on Monday. Head coach Peter Stoger is unsure whether the Gabon striker will be fit in time for the Klassiker at the Allianz Arena, though he is confident the defending champions have enough options to cope with his potential absence.
Dortmund lose Philipp, Castro
Borussia Dortmund are set to be without midfielders Maximilian Philipp and Gonzalo Castro for the foreseeable future after the pair picked up serious injuries during Saturday's 1-1 draw at 10-man Bayer Leverkusen. Castro has been ruled out for several weeks with a tear of the lateral collateral ligament in his ankle. Meanwhile, Philipp has a knee problem and further tests are required.
Bayer L. 3.12.17
Aranguiz suffers injury
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Charles Aranguiz is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a calf injury in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund. The Rhinelanders will be hoping the injury is not as severe as first feared, and have also said that Aranguiz could still return to action before the end of the first half of the season.
Dortmund hit with double injury blow
Borussia Dortmund added Maximilian Philipp and Gonzalo Castro to their growing injury list on Saturday after the pair had to be taken off in their 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen. Striker Philipp, replacing suspended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, twisted his knee badly and had to be stretchered off after only five minutes while midfielder Castro limped off with a taped ankle following a reckless challenge by Wendell, who was sent off.
"We suspect a serious knee injury for Maximilian Philipp," Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc said. "Gonzalo Castro is likely to have suffered torn ligaments."
Muller to start against Hannover
Bayern cocah Jupp Heynckes has confirmed Thomas Muller will start against Hannover on Saturday after recovering from a hamstring injury. The Germany forward has not featured for the Bundesliga champions since a 1-0 win at Hamburg on October 21. Muller returned to training earlier this week and convinced Heynckes he is fit to start this weekend. David Alaba and Franck Ribery may also be in contention.
Gotze out until 2018
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze has been ruled out for the rest of 2017 after suffering an ankle injury in the 4-4 draw with Schalke. The 25-year-old suffered a partial ligament tear in his right ankle when he was fouled by Daniel Caligiuri and is expected to be out of action for six weeks. Having missed large parts of the first half of the year with injuries, Gotze has made 15 appearances this season.