Germany's top professional football or soccer division, administered by the DFL (German Football League). An 18-team league, Bundesliga clubs play 34 fixtures per season, a lengthy winter break is commonplace.
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Former Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has written about his decision to step away from the game and what lies ahead. In a column for a German newspaper, he said he wanted to exit before his powers waned.
The Bundesliga returned in a haze of transfer rumor, with the two main protagonists, Naby Keita and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, offering a stark contrast. A debutant shone for Cologne and James Rodriguez caught the eye.