Bobby Wood celebrates Hamburg’s opening goal against Ingolstadt. It’ll still be worthwhile checking on Fabian Johnson at Borussia Moenchengladbach, center back John Brooks at Hertha Berlin, the rebirth of Julian Green at Bayern Munich and injury comebacks of strikers Aron Johannsson at Werder Bremen and Terrence Boyd at newly promoted Leipzig.
SEVILLA, Spain (AP) French champion Paris Saint-Germain has loaned goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu to Spanish club Sevilla until the end of the season. PSG said in a statement on Friday that Europa League winner Sevilla has an option to buy Sirigu at the end of his loan spell. Sirigu will compete with Sergio Rico for the starting job on a Sevilla side being rebuilt under new coach Jorge Sampaoli. The 29-year-old Sirigu, who has played 17 times for Italy, was a mainstay in the PSG side until Kevin Trapp replaced him as No. 1 last season. Sirigu made 190 appearances for PSG after joining in 2011, winning four league titles, two French Cups, and three League Cups. But his chances looked even more limited
Pep Guardiola is excited about the prospect of returning to his former club Barcelona, though he acknowledges that Manchester City have their work cut out to advance from a testing Champions League group. City have been drawn in Group C alongside Barca, Borussia Moenchengladbach and Celtic, with Guardiola set to return to the club where he began his career and managed with distinction for four seasons. "I can't deny it's something special for me to return to Barcelona," he told reporters on Friday.