Bundesliga

Carlo Ancelotti survives his first Bayern beer shower as Philipp Lahm gets his sendoff

All the best bits from Bayern’s Bundesliga victory celebration (FC Bayern) A 4–1 win over Freiburg finished off Bayern Munich’s fifth consecutive Bundesliga title and both Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso’s career. It also marked the long overdue end of Carlo Ancelotti’s beer-bath virginity. @MrAncelotti @philipplahm @XabiAlonso .@MrAncelotti: “Me first Weißbier shower was very cold, …

Schalke fans now able to pay for food and beer with their shirt

A technological innovation no one was asking for (Schalke 04/Twitter) Like the Premier League (and La Liga before them), the Bundesliga is introducing sleeve sponsorships. That alone is hugely exciting for you, I’m sure, but Schalke are taking this a step further by implementing new technology that will finally allow fans to pay for food and …

Frankfurt goalkeeper shown red two minutes into match

It’s pretty simple: Don’t use your hands outside of the box In a less-than-epic Bundesliga battle over the weekend, second-place RB Leipzig triumphantly trampled over sixth-place Eintracht Frankfurt. The reason? Lack of basic soccer knowledge. The Saturday match kicked off innocently enough. However, it didn’t take long for anarchy to unfold. Just two minutes into the …

Bundesliga ref shows five cards in 12 seconds

When you’ve had enough of everyone’s shit and it’s time to lay a disciplinary smackdown During added time of Ingolstadt’s 1–0 win over RB Leipzig on Saturday, referee Markus Schmidt reached his breaking point. Like a gunslinger in the Old West, Schmidt laid down the law with his trusty cards, first showing Mathew Leckie two …