Munich - Off the Ball, our weekday feature, casts an eye over the weird, wonderful and sometimes controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top flight.

Today, bundesliga.com ramps up the knots of a Borussia Dortmund star, gets some words of wisdom from an FC Bayern München cult hero and has a festive chuckle with 1899 Hoffenheim...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had a superb start to life in the Bundesliga. The Borussia Dortmund speedster has nine goals in 16 appearances, but the Gabonese international's pace has wound up Julian Reus - Germany's fastest man - who feels his throne is threatened by the 23-year-old. "It can't be true that Aubameyang is faster than Usain Bolt," said the German sprinter of Aubameyang, who can apparently cover 30 metres 0.08 seconds faster than Bolt. "I'm going to prove it. I'll beat him by at least a metre." Aubameyang is yet to respond.