Who knew Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, is a Cologne fan...? - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Who knew Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, is a Cologne fan...? - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Bundesliga

Luke Skywalker and the Force are with Cologne!

From now on, Bundesliga opponents won't just be facing Cologne as they battle to keep themselves in the German top flight; they'll also have the Force to contend with...

In a moment almost as unexpected as Darth Vader revealing himself to be Luke Skywalker's father in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, actor Mark Hamill - who plays Luke in the hit franchise - recorded this intergalatic video message for his Rhineland Padawans. And, no, it's not a Jedi mind trick...

Cologne, bottom of the Bundesliga and winless in 14 league matches so far this season, failed to progress through the Europa League group stages after a defeat to Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night. Missing an entire first-team squad of players through injury, they face an uphill battle to overcome an eight-point gap at the bottom of the Bundesliga.

Can the Billy Goats channel their inner Jedi?

Click here for the Red Star vs. Cologne Match Centre!