Munich - Off the Ball, bundesliga.com's weekday feature, casts an eye over some of the offbeat and occasionally controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top flight sides.

Today we check in with waylaid Borussia Dortmund favourite Jakub Blaszczykowski, find out a little more about FC Bayern München’s commendable Holocaust memorial event and finish by getting 1. FSV Mainz 05 head coach Thomas Tuchel's take on Thiago Alcantara's wonder goal…

Good news for Borussia Dortmund or more specifically right-sided midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski, who has “already” gone under the knife after suffering knee ligament damge in his side’s 2-2 draw with FC Augsburg last weekend. According to the man himself, surgery was a breeze and “everything is going ok.” All things considered, there’s not much more he and the BVB camp could have asked for. Get well soon, Kuba!

Four days after the world paid their respects to victims of the Nazi regime, FC Bayern’s Erlebniswelt museum is preparing for the second edition of its very own remembrance event. Working in conjunction with the !Nie wieder (!Never Again) initiative, Saturday’s program will focus on the late Kurt Landauer, Bayern’s former club president and Holocaust survivor. If you happen to be in Munich, tickets are available on site or online (12 Euro adults/10 Euro concessions/6 Euro children).

And finally, it’s the goal that has got everyone talking: FC Bayern midfielder Thiago Alcantara’s exquisite scissor-kick in the dying embers of Wednesday night’s trip to VfB Stuttgart - but what does Mainz head coach Thomas Tuchel (right) make of it? “It’s a typical poacher’s goal,” the 40-year-old said. "If you’re a goal scorer, that’s the position you have to be in.” After that response, we think he should take another look right here.

Judge Thiago's acrobatics for yourself on the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel: