The best of the Bundesliga Home Challenge on FIFA 20
With the ongoing coronavirus having paused Bundesliga action for now, the DFL organised the "Bundesliga Home Challenge" which pitted the likes of Nassim Boujellab and Achraf Hakimi against each on other on FIFA 20 by EA SPORTS.
From the 28 March until 19 April, the invitational tournament took place every Saturday and Sunday for four weekends. The 58 ties played totalled 116 games between 30 teams across the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 - including a team of referees!
Each team was represented by two players (usually one professional footballer and an Esports representative from the club ). The tournament was played in online mode on the PlayStation 4, with all virtual teams given a matching skill level of 85.
Watch: Top 10 goals of the Bundesliga Home Challenge!
Commentators James Thorogood and Alex Chaffer took us through all of the action from start to finish and we witnessed some incredible highlights as you can see in the videos above and below. From remarkable goals to fantastic late drama, viewers, players and broadcasters alike were kept on the edge of their seats.
Watch: Top 5 moments from the Bundesliga Home Challenge!
Participating clubs and their players in the final round of play
Arminia Bielefeld: Amos Pieper/Keanu Staude
Augsburg: Marco Richter/Yannic Bederke
Bayer Leverkusen: Adrian Stanilewicz/Kai Wollin
Bochum: Ulrich Bapoh/Jan-Luca "Bassinho" Bass
Borussia Dortmund: Achraf Hakimi/ Eldin Todorovac
Borussia Mönchengladbach: Louis Hiepen/ Yannik "Jeffryy95" Reiners
Cologne: Noah Katterbach/Tim "The Strxnger" Katnawatos
Darmstadt: Erich Berko/Luca Bernhard
Dynamo Dresden: Justin Löwe/Marcel Gramann
Eintracht Frankfurt: Nils Stendera/Emil "EmilSGE" Köhler
Freiburg: Mark Flekken/Nico Schlotterbeck
Greuther Fürth: Timothy Tillman/Christian "xImpact10" Judt
Hamburg: Tim Leibold/ Christoph "HSV Chrissi" Strietzel
Hannover: Jannes Horn/Marcel Deutscher
Hertha Berlin: Pascal Köpke/ Eren "ErenPyrz" Poyraz
Hoffenheim: Munas Dabbur/Marcel "plaplup" Schwarz
Holstein Kiel: Dominik Schmidt/Nils "Samstag_11" Mohr
Jahn Regensburg: Federico Palacios/Tom Baack
Mainz: Jonathan Burkhardt/Lars Wermke
Nürnberg: Tim Handwerker/Felix Schimmel
Paderborn: Marlon Ritter/Lucas Fiedler
RB Leipzig: Tom Krauss/Alexander "Alex Czapi" Czaplok
Referees' Team: Martin Petersen/Deniz Aytekin
Schalke: Nassim Boujellab/Tim "Tim_Latka" Schwartmann
St. Pauli: Luca Zander/Can Tuna
Stuttgart: Atakan Karazor/Niklas "Nik_Lugi" Luginsland
Union Berlin: Keven Schlotterbeck/Julius Kade
Wehen Wiesbaden: Sascha "M_0cki" Mockenhaupt/Simon "Bremo" Döring
Werder Bremen: Davie Selke/Erhan "Dr. Erhano" Kayman
Wolfsburg: Lino Kasten/Benedikt "BeneCR7x" Bauer
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