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.

Today's edition demonstrates that FC Bayern München are enjoying their bragging rights over Arsenal FC following their last-16 first-leg win in London, but also highlights the heart-warming side of the Bundesliga, with Tim Wiese willing to help out a former club and Hamburger SV fans marching in rememberance of a behind-the-scenes fan-favourite.

FC Bayern, who last night equaled AFC Ajax’s UEFA Champions League record of winning seven straight away matches in Europe's premier club competition between 1995 and 1997 have been revelling in their 2-0 win over Arsenal FC. Club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claimed the cult song that goes 'Football's coming home' should be renamed 'FC Bayern's coming home', while the record title-holders' Twitter account even found time to post a tongue-in-cheek poem. We think you get the jist...

Like a car with a flat tyre, things haven't been running smoothly this season for , who sit just three points above the drop zone. Boasting the league's second-leakiest defence, a familiar face has claimed he's willing to play his part to save the club from relegation. "Of course I'd help Werder if they asked me," explained Tim Wiese, who made 266 appearances for Bremen between 2005 and 2012. "The team are fighting against the drop, which makes me sad." Poor Tim!

The tragic passing of legendary physio Hermann Rieger sent shockwaves through Hamburg's community of fans. Yet despite being in the midst of the most difficult stage of the club's 51-year Bundesliga history, the HSV supporters rallied to create one of the great moments of the current campaign. Roughly 1,500 fans marched from Stellingen train station to the bronze statue of Uwe Seeler's foot to honour his memory, lighting candles and bearing a banner that read: "Hermann Rieger forever in our hearts."