Franck Ribery (r.) may have missed out on the Ballon d'Or, but the Bayern winger certainly enjoyed Lionel Messi's (l.) company at the ceremony in Zurich
Franck Ribery (r.) may have missed out on the Ballon d'Or, but the Bayern winger certainly enjoyed Lionel Messi's (l.) company at the ceremony in Zurich
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OFF THE BALL

Munich - Off the Ball, bundesliga.com's weekday feature, casts an eye over some of the offbeat and occasionally controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top flight sides.

Today, we learn that Franck Ribery still had plenty of fun at the Ballon d'Or award ceremony despite missing out on the coveted prize, hear about a funny encounter between Jürgen Klopp and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and discover the secrets behind FC Bayern München head coach Pep Guardiola's continued success...