Bundesliga

Off the ball

Cologne - With the international break upon us, Off The Ball - bundesliga.com's nifty periodical - is on hand to bring you up to speed with the latest colourful off-pitch stories from around German football.

Today, we take you into the world of Lederhosen, Xabi Alonso, Lewis Holtby and illuminate the rather special relationship shared by Jürgen Klopp and Shinji Kagawa...