Manuel Neuer was on hand to inaugurate a children's project in his home city of Gelsenkirchen
Manuel Neuer was on hand to inaugurate a children's project in his home city of Gelsenkirchen
Bundesliga

off the ball

Cologne - Off The Ball, bundesliga.com's quirky periodical, offers a selection of the offbeat stories to have emerged in Germany's top flight over the past seven days.

In this edition we look at Manuel Neuer's charity work, an unusual trip to far-flung shores for FC Schalke 04 and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at FC Bayern München's training methods...

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