Next Match: at home to Augsburg, December 07
Former Germany international Patrick Owomoyela has made a return to his home city by joining Hamburg, albeit its reserve team. The 34-year-old was released by Borussia Dortmund in the summer and, while he has been keeping himself fit for the Westphalians since then, he has not moved back to the north of Germany to train with Hamburg, with a view to playing for the reserves. "If the opportunity arises, I will play with their reserve team," Owomoyela told the Bild newspaper. "Hamburg is where I am earning my upkeep once again." Should Owomoyela sign for the reserves, he would also be eligible to play for the first team.