Borussia Dortmund centre-back Ömer Toprak joined Werder Bremen on loan on Sunday. That puts a spotlight on the young Leonardo Balerdi to step up.
There was one last training session in Dortmund on Friday before the team starts their travel to Bad Ragaz. Two BVB players returned to training while another duo was missing.
The pre-season is only three weeks old but it was enough for 19-year-old midfielder Raschl to gain our attention.