Claudio Pizarro has been in phenomenal form since the mid-season break. On Saturday he's up against the league’s top scorer, Robert Lewandowski. Why is the Peruvian on a better scoring run than Lewandowski? Pizarro-fan Thomas Berthold knows why.
Speculation that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be about to leave Borussia Dortmund has been further fueled by the fact that he has been dropped for Friday's match. His most likely destination looks to be Arsenal.
Bayer Leverkusen have extended their unbeaten run in the Bundesliga and are now in the top four with one game to go in 2017. Salomon Kalou has also had a strong week, and Stuttgart may be in trouble.
The Hoffenheim striker returns to his boyhood club for a reported fee of 12 million euros. Wagner, whose form under Julian Nagelsmann has put him in with a shot of a World Cup spot, said: "I'm coming back home."
On Matchday 9, there is one standout game and it isn't a battle at the top, or even for a European place. The Bundesliga's worst two teams face off, with both hoping to finally find that first win.
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