Bundesliga Daily rounds up all you need to know from Germany’s 18 top-flight clubs.
Spahic fractures eye socket
Hamburger SV will be without 35-year-old defender Emir Spahic for at least four weeks after the Bosnia-Herzegovina international fractured an eye socket in Friday’s pre-season friendly defeat to VfL Bochum 1848.
“It’s a massive blow for us,” admitted HSV chairman Dietmar Beiersdorfer. “But he’s a fighter. Hopefully we’ll have him back after the first international break [in September].”
*The coffee tastes good again! Emir Spahic fractured an eye socket in a friendly game.
1. FSV Mainz 05‘s preparations for the new campaign have also been dealt a blow, with a cruciate knee ligament tear ruling striker Emil Berggreen out of action for the next six months. The 23-year-old only joined Mainz in January 2016, but suffered a serious knee injury in one of his first training sessions and must now wait until at least early 2017 to make his debut for the club.
Former Eintracht Braunschweig striker Emil Berggreen is yet to feature for 1. FSV Mainz 05.
Aigner drops down a tier
Stefan Aigner has left Eintracht Frankfurt for former club TSV 1860 Munich. The 28-year-old midfielder, who made 101 appearances in all competitions for Die Löwen before moving to Frankfurt in summer 2012, has signed a four-year deal and is expected to be named club captain for the 2016/17 Bundesliga 2 campaign.
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- ^ Hamburger SV (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ Emir Spahic (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ 1. FSV Mainz 05 (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ Emil Berggreen (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ Stefan Aigner (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ Eintracht Frankfurt (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ Die Löwen (www.bundesliga.com)