Jerome Boateng (r.) came off second-best for Germany when they last played Italy, Mario Balotelli's (l.) brace sinking the DFB at the semi-final stage of Euro 2012
Jerome Boateng (r.) came off second-best for Germany when they last played Italy, Mario Balotelli's (l.) brace sinking the DFB at the semi-final stage of Euro 2012
Bundesliga

Off the ball

Munich - Off the Ball, bundesliga.com’s latest feature, casts a sideways eye over some of the stories on the Bundesliga stars doing the daily rounds.

On Thursday, international action continues to take precedence, with a fraternal twitter exchange between brothers on duty for different countries this week. For FC Bayern's resident French superstar meanwhile, it's more than a game in Kiev tomorrow, while there's good news for fans of Borussia Dortmund - and Poland.