New coach Roberto Di Matteo will lead Schalke 04`s comeback bid against Hertha Berlin on Saturday, with the former Italy international tasked with ironing out the German club`s rollercoaster performances so far.
Ivory Coast international striker Salomon Kalou signed for Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin from French Ligue 1 outfit Lille for a reported fee of between 2.5 and 3million euros ($3.2-3.9million) on Sunday.
Borussia Dortmund will make use of an option to buy on-loan midfielder Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid, making his return to last season`s Champions League runners-up permanent, the German club said on Friday.
Bayern Munich`s longest winless run for three years and poor recent home record against English opposition have suddenly made Manchester United`s task on Wednesday look a lot less daunting than it was when the draw was made.
Schalke 04`s Chinedu Obasi scored and set up a goal for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin that took them up a place to second in the Bundesliga after the eighth win in their last nine home games.
Pressure is mounting on VfB Stuttgart boss Thomas Schneider ahead of the crucial Bundesliga clash with fellow strugglers Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday and which he hopes will bring to an end the club`s record losing run.