A relative unknown outside Switzerland, big things are nevertheless expected of Borussia Dortmund signing Manuel Akanji. But one of Europe’s most sought-after center-backs hasn't had it easy on the path to the top.
The Bundesliga returned in a haze of transfer rumor, with the two main protagonists, Naby Keita and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, offering a stark contrast. A debutant shone for Cologne and James Rodriguez caught the eye.
After a week of constant transfer speculation, all eyes were on Naby Keita as Leipzig hosted Schalke. The Guinean midfielder lived up to his star billing but it was a cameo from Timo Werner that stole the show.
A last-gasp goal gave Cologne a Rhine Derby win over Borussia Mönchengladbach and keeps their hopes of staying up alive. On Saturday, RB Leipzig beat Schalke and Mario Gomez was heavily involved as Stuttgart beat Hertha.
The chief executive of the German Football League (DFL) said 2017 was "a year of missed opportunities." He said German football cannot settle for "mediocrity" after the Bundesliga teams' failures in Europe this season.
A dream debut for Mario Gomez, a nightmare debut for Nigel de Jong and a win that opens the door to a miracle escape for Cologne. Wolfsburg's trip to Dortmund will complete a dramatic return for the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich go 14 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with victory at Bayer Leverkusen, courtesy of goals by Javi Martinez, Franck Ribery and James Rodriguez. The result ends Leverkusen's 12-game unbeaten streak.
RB Leipzig say he's staying put, but rumors that Naby Keita will move to Liverpool in January persist. Even if the German side hold on to the midfielder until the summer, can the Bundesliga really keep losing its stars?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was suspended by Borussia Dortmund for the third time in 15 months on Sunday. DW's Matt Ford says enough is enough and thinks it's time for Dortmund to get rid of their leading goalscorer.
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The transfer window is well underway and Bundesliga clubs aren't wasting any time, with Cologne snapping up a talented French midfielder. Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund havw secured a defensive target.
Borussia Dortmund supporters have called for a boycott of the club's Monday night home game against Augsburg in protest at "absurd" kickoff times. Elsewhere, Hannover fans marched in favor of the 50+1 rule.
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