Bundesliga

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 …

Germany’s Julian Weigl and the future of tiki-taka

By Becquer Seguin The ball pinged back and forth, aimlessly, as if trapped in a pinball machine. Xavi Hernández passed the ball to Andrés Iniesta, who was maybe 10 feet away. Iniesta then passed it to David Silva, again, just 10 feet or so away. Silva back to Iniesta. Iniesta back to Silva. Silva over …

Hoffenheim v Cologne was one big gum fight

https://www.youtube.com/embed/SqFcPe826RE It started with Hoffenheim’s Eduardo Vargas and Philipp Ochs putting Vargas’ chewed up gum behind the ear of the player who failed to keep the ball in the air during the pre-match warm-ups. This is gross enough. But late in the match, Cologne’s sporting director, Jörg Schmadtke got in on the gum play by …

Papy Djilobodji banned for amusing throat slit gesture

Papy Djilobodji, del @werderbremen, un angelito. Ojo al gesto final. #TiempodeJuego147 pic.twitter.com/hzjclwkf7o (vía @CorporeNigra). — Tiempo de Juego (@tjcope) March 20, 2016 Werder Bremen defender Papy Djilobodji (on loan from Chelsea) did the old pro wrestling face rake move on a Mainz opponent on Saturday and when the guy went to ground, he looked at …

Wolfsburg fans launch flare into Hannover’s dugout

(@Bild_sport) Hannover’s Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg was nearly abandoned just before kickoff when the visiting Wolfsburg supporters launched a flare that somehow made it across the pitch and into the home side’s dugout. The air assault prompted Hannover players and staff to flee the scene and thankfully no one was hurt. Though, the team doctor’s …

Vicious Hits & Party Tricks

By Dan Stelly Photo via Bundesliga The only thing better than Kostas Stafylidis’ scorching volley may be the perfect camera angle to capture the ball’s wicked swerve. Unfortunately, the Greek’s beauty would only count for consolation as Augsburg fell to Ingolstadt. [Source: Streamable] João Moutinho shouldered a pinpoint pass into the path of his overlapping …

Cologne escorted onto pitch by rifle carrying child soldiers

The “crazy days” of Cologne’s carnival season are approaching, so the club broke out the special kit they unveiled back in October for their match against Stuttgart. The players weren’t the only ones in festive gear, though. Wearing old timey military style uniforms and carrying ceremonial rifles, the young mascots who escorted the players onto …