Athletic exercises, passing drills, and shooting on goal. From there the players took part in a small-sided training match. Back in action was Yuya Osako, who had missed Friday’s match against Borussia Dortmund due to a cold. “We are going to be careful with Yuya not to overwork him. We need him,” said FC head coach Stefan Ruthenbeck. Meanwhile, Christian Clemens was not in training due to a muscular injury.
Making a positive impression on the coach was Jhon Cordoba, who made his comeback in the match against Borussia Dortmund. “His offensive work was good, but I think he still needs to regain his fitness following such a long break.”
Saturday’s opponent, Frankfurt, will be playing a mid-week DFB-Pokal fixture against 1. FSV Mainz 05. “We will base our match on theirs,” said Ruthenbeck.