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

Today, we check on the well-being of 1899 Hoffenheim's mascot, hear about Arjen Robben's present to his children following his Matchday 23 hat-trick, and bring you Oliver Bierhoff's reaction to Andre Hahn's international call-up.

1899 Hoffenheim's fans were in dreamland during their emphatic 6-2 thrashing of VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday, but there was one person who maybe got a little bit carried away. During the game, club mascot 'Hoffi' lost his head while celebrating... literally. The Hoffenheim moose tripped over an advertising board while trying to celebrate with the players near the corner flag. The shock that Hoffi is not actually a real moose in a Hoffenheim kit soon passed as Roberto Firmino helped him re-attach his head.

claimed that collecting silverware remains FC Bayern München's primary objective after the Bavarians' 5-1 victory over FC Schalke 04, but it seems the 30-year-old won't say no to the odd souvenir either after being awarded the Matchball following his hat-trick against the Royal Blues at the Allianz Arena. "My son will be happy, he was in the stands today," said Robben, who has now scored ten goals for Bayern this season. "My three kids are my biggest fans so they’ll be delighted to have it at home."

Following call-up to the German national squad, his team-mates at FC Augsburg informed the 23-year-old that they will be expecting him to buy them all a round of drinks on his return. "He can afford to pay that from the wages he gets from Augsburg," joked national team general manager Oliver Bierhoff at a press conference ahead of Germany's friendly against Chile. "He will have to pay by card, we used to pay the players a daily allowance in cash but had to stop due to problems with the tax office."

Sebastian Mühlhaus