Munich - The latest round of Bundesliga business may have concluded but the coming week brings plenty more action from the UEFA Champions League and an Englische Woche for Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 in every sense of the word.

In a new feature, bundesliga.com casts an eye over the weird, wonderful and sometimes controversial stories to have emerged from Germany's top flight. And after the events of the past few days it's probably clear to all where we have to begin...

Last Friday, the collective football world could hardly believe its eyes when a goal was awarded to Bayer 04 Leverkusen against 1899 Hoffenheim, despite Stefan Kießling’s header going through a hole in the side netting. Hoffenheim's players were aghast when shown the replays after a game they went on to lose 2-1. Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler expressed sympathy, but was unable to resist pointing out that “Hoffenheim put a lot of money into this new state-of-the-art stadium. Perhaps they should have put a bit towards some decent nets.”

Germany made light work of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, but eight other nations face an additional hurdle before they can claim a ticket to Brazil. The play-offs, a two-legged affair to be contested on 15 and 19 November, involves Franck Ribery’s France, who have a tricky tie against Ukraine, while Mario Mandzukic and Croatia pulled surprise package Iceland out of the pot. Greece meanwhile go up against Romania, but the pick of the ties is arguably the meeting of Portugal and Sweden - which means one of VfL Wolfsburg's Vieirinha or 1. FC Nürnberg defender Per Nilsson won't be going to Brazil...

And finally, Schalke continued their steady ascent of the table with a 3-2 win at Eintracht Braunschweig on Matchday 9, but the Royal Blues' injury problems are going from bad to worse. After Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was ruled out until the New Year, joining Kevin-Prince Boateng and Jefferson Farfan on the sidelines, Marco Höger is now unlikely to play again at all this season after tearing a cruciate ligament against the Lions. What's the German for injury crisis, again?

Kießling's miss/goal was not the only bizarre moment on Friday night either. Check out this sequence of events on the official Bundesliga YouTube channel...