Schalke have taken up the option to sign full-back Dennis Aogo on a three-year contract from Hamburg, despite the Germany international suffering a season-ending knee injury.
Hamburg overcame nine-man Werder Bremen 3-2, while Mario Mandzukic scored one and set up another as runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich grabbed an 2-0 win over Stuttgart.
With fixtures running out before UEFA EURO 2012 gets underway, coaches around Europe have another opportunity to examine their players this week. FIFA.com looks ahead to the latest round of international friendlies.
German international Dennis Aogo waxes lyrical with FIFA.com on his chances of challenging captain Philipp Lahm for the left-back spot, their chances at UEFA EURO 2012 and the role of the modern full-back.
Joachim Low has brought Sami Khedira and Dennis Aogo for their final UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers against Turkey and Belgium, as the Germany coach targets a perfect record of ten wins out of ten.
Hamburg have extended the contract of German international Dennis Aogo, with the 24-year-old tying himself to a deal which should see him with the club until 2015.