Mainz - Every club is required to hold a pre-season media day to allow media outlets, including the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga, to get the inside scoop from the players themselves, and this year the Bundesliga has introduced something a little different - the Crossbar Challenge.

Five players from each club are chosen and get three goes each to hit the bar from the edge of the box. Can 1. FSV Mainz 05 and their Asian contingent produce the bar-rattling credentials to fire them above yesterday’s table toppers TSG 1899 Hoffenheim? Stay tuned to find out!


How they've fared so far: