Hat tricks from Raffael and Thorgan Hazard saw off an insipid Young Boys side and carried Borussia Mönchengladbach in to the group stages of the Champions League. The German side ran out 6-1 winners on Wednesday night.
With the Bundesliga just around the corner, preparations for the new campaign are heating up. It's been a mixed week for Leverkusen, while Darmstadt have made yet another late addition to their roster.
They've managed to hold on to their key men and made some astute signings. But the big question for Cologne is whether the club are prepared to risk stability in order to take a big step forward.
RB Leipzig's promotion to the Bundesliga has ruffled a few feathers in Germany. Now the eastern German side are aiming to prove that they deserve to be with the big boys.
While qualification for the Europa League was impressive, the extra games it brings could end up hurting Mainz. Martin Schmidt has a tough task keeping his rebuilt team on an upward trajectory but he does have a plan.
Can Max Meyer's brand new Olympic silver medal inspire Schalke to a winning season?
Frankfurt are embarking on a fresh start under Niko Kovac, after narrowly avoiding relegation last season. Despite plenty of personnel changes, much of Eintracht's fate could ride on the state of Alex Meier's health.
The Bavarian club may have a new coach and added some smart signings but an exodus of key players may mean this coming season will be even harder than their debut in the top division last year.
With smart signings in the transfer market and a consistent coach now entering his third season with the club, Bayer Leverkusen and Roger Schmidt are ready to push on and challenge Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
Hoffenheim escaped relegation last season, one that involved three coaching changes. Their situation appears much more settled coming into this season, and they may be ready to take a big step under their young coach.
Expensive acquisitions could help Hamburg put their recent league struggles permanently behind them, but they will also raise expectations at a club that has consistently struggled in recent seasons despite spending big.
They survived in dramatic fashion last time round and head coach Viktor Skripnik will start the new campaign under some pressure. Will the return of Max Kruse be enough to lift the Green and Whites?
After over-achieving last term, a surprise Europa League exit has already put Hertha Berlin's credentials under the spotlight. Can Pal Dardai's organizational skills overcome a lack of expenditure once again?
Darmstadt are again one of the favorites to be relegated this season. But with a new coach and a very different side to the one that surprisingly avoided the drop last term, the Lillies are out to defy the odds again.
Freiburg were a scoring machine as they won the second division. Back in the top flight, they are hoping to continue to play attractive football, while at the same time avoiding relegation.
Since promotion to the Bundesliga five years ago, Augsburg have punched well above their weight, defying the critics in the process. But with a raft of changes in the close season, can they keep it up?
Will Thomas Tuchel deliver in his second season as Dortmund coach? World cup winner Thomas Berthold has the answer.
Steffi Jones has taken over as the head coach of Germany's national women's football team. The former national-team player replaces Silvia Neid, who stepped down after winning gold in Rio.
Russian athletes will not be going to the Paralympics after the Court of Administration for Sport upheld a ban issued by the IPC. Russia's Prime Minister Medvedev decried the decision as a blow to all disabled people.
The CAS has upheld the ban on Russian athletes competing at the Paralympics in Rio. This highlights the fact that the IOC squandered its chance to take a strong stand against doping, according to Stefan Nestler.
After their most successful Olympic Games for more than two decades, Germany's Olympians have returned home. They were met at Frankfurt Airport by President Joachim Gauck and Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere.
Germany's top diplomat in the city, who's throwing a beach party, in our latest My Olympics.
DW's My Olympics series catches up with Indian sports writer Srinivasan Kannan in Rio.
DW met a group of Brazilians with Down syndrome. They're champions at spreading the spirit of the Games.
For the latest installment of "My Olympics", DW reports from Portugal's hospitality boat moored in Rio for the Olympics.
Twelve-year-old Brazilian Louisa de Souza and all of her friends are huge fans of the Olympics.
In the latest instalment of our My Olympics, we caught up with the head of press at the Russian Fan-house in Brazil.
Andrea Duat is proud of Rio, but worries that her favela's needs are being ignored over the Games.
Lucineia da Concessão Lopes works as a volunteer in the Olympic Park Barra - with a bullhorn.
Germany’s top Laser class sailor talks about his hopes for Rio 2016.
Former Brazilian Olympian defends Brazil's poor in the favelas of Rio against racism and prejudice.
Among the biggest draws was Overwatch - the gaming world's latest FPS craze.
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