FC Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been compared to a bear by the club's chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
FC Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been compared to a bear by the club's chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Bundesliga

Off the ball

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

Today, bundesliga.com discovers which animal Manuel Neuer has been compared to by FC Bayern München chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, gets you to grips with Borussia Dortmund's latest talent, and spots an FC Augsburg star dressed up as Santa Claus...

Fear not, Bundesliga fans! The tweet below is actually Augsburg star

Tobias Werner

dressed in seasonal attire as Santa Claus. He's promising a pair of VIP-tickets for

die Fuggerstädter

fans for the first home game of the second half of the season. And as SV Werder Bremen, 7-0 losers at home to Bayern last weekend, come calling, it might be a good time to see what Werner's got in his sack...