Borussia Dortmund speedster Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been challenged to a race by Germany's fastest man
Borussia Dortmund speedster Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been challenged to a race by Germany's fastest man
Bundesliga

Off the Ball

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

Today, bundesliga.com ramps up the knots of a Borussia Dortmund star, gets some words of wisdom from an FC Bayern München cult hero and has a festive chuckle with 1899 Hoffenheim...

Watching Bundesliga champions

FC Bayern München

at the Allianz Arena is an experience in itself, but one significantly improved by the ebullient stadium announcer Stephan Lehmann, whose booming voice adds to the atmosphere inside the ground. Lehmann is currently in Morocco with the Bavarians, who are preparing for the Club World Cup. This morning, he undertook a Twitter questionnaire with fans, and here are his thoughts on

tonight's clash

with Guangzhou Evergrande FC...

The festive season is well underway, and Hoffenheim have released a rather witty, tongue-in-cheek tribute. After the

Phantomtor

affair against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 9, the Sinsheim outfit produced a card highlighting a hole in one of the nets at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena and wishing fans "lots of goals in 2014". The way Markus Gisdol's team are playing at the moment, Hoffenheim fans needn't worry...