Schalke are on a pre-season tour of Asia. They'll face Inter Milan and Turkish champions Besiktas in friendly matches. The side from Gelsenkirchen aim to recruit fans and join Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in promoting the Bundesliga.
Africa has many good footballers, but because of the key role played by politics, national teams are performing way below their potential. Lack of trust among stakeholders has hampered progress, said coach Volker Finke.
One of the Bundesliga's smaller clubs is one of its most in-form teams. With 10 points from their last four games, Freiburg are flying, thanks largely to a coach who values intelligence – and a striker in a purple patch.
Chaos reigned in Cologne as they hit a new low in the snow. Arturo Vidal once again demonstrated the best and worst of his game and a retired goalkeeper kept a clean sheet. Here's all you need to know about Matchday 15.
When Philipp Lahm retired, Bayern Munich lost an all-time great. But in Joshua Kimmich they have a replacement worthy of his predecessor. After another superb display, DW's Matt Pearson says Kimmich is the best around.
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