Munich - The Bundesliga boasts everything a football fan’s heart can desire, so to bring you a step closer to Germany's more colourful off-pitch stories, here's Off The Ball,'s quirky periodical.

Today we hear of another landmark for Philipp Lahm, catch up with Bamba Anderson on his rehabilitation and discover the latest commendation for the Bundesliga's man of the moment Aaron Hunt.

Ahead of FC Bayern München’s UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg against Arsenal FC, donated €100,000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross on behalf of UEFA. The cheque, to be used in aid of landmine victims in Afghanistan, was the European Football governing body’s latest contribution in its 17-year partnership with the ICRC, whilst this was also the seventh time the money has passed from the hands of a users’ Team of the Year player. The Bayern captain, part of the 2013 select XI, told “it's important to help to those who are less privileged".

Eintracht Frankfurt’s may not be playing any more part this season after his ankle surgery, but the 26-year-old is at least in good spirits following the procedure and intent making the most of his time away from football to spend time with his family. You’ve earned it Bamba!

After his extraordinary gesture of fair play on Matchday 24, SV Werder Bremen midfielder has now been nominated for the Fair-Play-Prize of German sports award. The 27-year-old persuaded referee Manuel Gräfe to rescind a decision to award Bremen a penalty, after admitting “the contact was contrived.” The video of Hunt's heroics, available on the Official Bundesliga YouTube channel, has since gone viral, with fans and media across the world commending his honesty. The winner of the award will be decided by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the German Olympic Sport Confederation and the Association of German Sport Journalists.

Sebastian Mühlhaus