Where was Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer? Despite being fit he didn't make it into the squad against Leverkusen. Is his Dortmund captaincy over? Will he suffer the same fate as former captains Benedikt Höwedes and Michael Ballack?
With a healthy lead in the Bundesliga and the Champions League looming large on the horizon, Borussia Dortmund now turn their focus to the German Cup. The 2017 winners host inconsistent Werder Bremen.
Germany's youth system has long been considered one of the football world's best. Despite an under-21 loss on Tuesday, England appear to have caught up. But do the opportunities in the Bundesliga offer some compensation?
Schalke's disastrous season reached a new low as the Royal Blues were humiliated by Düsseldorf. With sporting director Heidel already gone and coach Tedesco in the firing line, DW asks: where do Schalke go from here?
Borussia Dortmund are optimistic heading into the new season. With a new coach and plenty of highly talented players BVB look to be ready to go, even if the squad isn't perfect just yet.
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