Bundesliga Daily rounds up all you need to know from Germany’s 18 top-flight clubs. On 31 July…
‘Ribery one of the best in the world’
USMNT starlet Julian Green says he is loving every minute of playing alongside Franck Ribery for FC Bayern München in preseason. “Ribery is one of the best players in the world, so I can learn a lot from him,” he told media after scoring a hat-trick in FC Bayern München’s 4-1 win over FC Internazionale Milano on Saturday. “I’m very happy to play with him, to have the chance […] It’s always important for me to score, but tomorrow’s another day.”
Volland’s Temple of Boom
Most footballers these days own a fancy pair of earphones, but have you ever wondered what gets them pumped for a big game? For new Bayer 04 Leverkusen forward Kevin Volland, he likes to keep it old-school: “I prefer hip-hop and old-school artists like Cypress Hill, Biggie or Tupac.”
Sommer picks up ankle knock
Borussia Mönchengladbach are likely to without first-choice goalkeeper Yann Sommer for the next few days at least, after the Switzerland international picked up an ankle injury in training on Friday. Although not thought to be serious, the 27-year-old is not expected to be fit in time for Tuesday’s pre-season friendlies against Chemnitzer FC and Hessen Kessel.
Gladbach will hope to have goalkeeper Yann Sommer fit in time for the start of the new season.
Wolves in need of pick-me-up
VfL Wolfsburg are still looking for their first win of preseason after losing 2-1 to Sporting Club de Portugal – a game in which midfielder Josuha Guilavogui fractured his neck. The defeat follows losses to Glasgow Celtic and SL Benfica and a 3-3 draw with FC Basel 1893. The Wolves are next in action against Club Malmö FF on Thursday.
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- ^ Julian Green (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ Franck Ribery (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ FC Bayern München (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ scoring a hat-trick in FC Bayern München’s 4-1 win over FC Internazionale Milano (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ Bayer 04 Leverkusen (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ Kevin Volland (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ Borussia Mönchengladbach (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ Yann Sommer (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ VfL Wolfsburg (www.bundesliga.com)
- ^ Josuha Guilavogui fractured his neck (www.bundesliga.com)