Munich - Off the Ball,’s daily weekday feature, casts an eye over the weird, wonderful and sometimes controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top flight.

Today's instalment looks at why 1899 Hoffenheim are counting the days until December, reveals the reasons for FC Bayern München CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge's eagerness for victory in Moscow and checks in with a certain talisman in Hamburg...

The end of the month is approaching and for one Bundesliga club in particular, December cannot come soon enough. 1899 Hoffenheim are the only top-flight side yet to win a point in November - a streak not unfamiliar to them at this time of year. The Sinsheim-based outfit have only triumphed in one of 11 Bundesliga matches in November since 2011, drawing three times and losing a whopping seven (including the last six).

Teenagers Julian Green, and might be in the FC Bayern squad that travelled to Moscow, but the Bavarians will not be going easy on CSKA Moskva in the Champions League, despite having already qualified for the next round. Victory would "as good as guarantee" Bayern top spot in Group D, according to CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who also stated that the €1 million match-winning bonus from UEFA and two additional ranking points "would do us good." Moskva, you have been warned.

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