He is the only player from South America to have played in all four top European leagues. He’s a prolific scorer for his country and won the Copa America in 2015. At his club, Hoffenheim, it’s a different story.
Borussia Dortmund couldn't return to winning ways as Stuttgart continued their fantastic run of home form. Bayern Munich extended their perfect record under Jupp Heynckes, but Leipzig were held in Leverkusen.
Jerome Boateng has given a German newspaper a frank assessment of his injuries, a pivotal night in Paris and the challenge facing Germany in Russia. The Bayern Munich man says he's not been at his best for five years.
Sandro Wagner, 29, is making a strong case for inclusion in Germany’s 2018 World Cup squad. He can take inspiration from a pair of notable strikers who made an impact on the national team later in their careers.
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