Youngster Niklas Dorsch scored on debut as a second-string Bayern Munich side cruised to a 4-1 victory over future coach Niko Kovac and Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday, while Cologne were relegated in dramatic fashion after a 3-2 defeat by Freiburg.
The upcoming international friendlies will have Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Manchester City, Liverpool, Juventus, Roma and Bayern Munich on edge. The week after the players return will see these sides going at each other to qualify for the semi-final stages.
With 23 teams already sure of qualification for next summer's World Cup, the focus has moved on somewhat to who will be the star of the tournament. We list 19 young stars who will be looking to propel their nations to victory.