Germany

When the wind scored a goal for Wimsheim

This day in football history On 28 February 2010, German amateur side TSV Wimsheim defeated Grunbach with a goal from an unlikely source — the wind. In the 58th minute, with the match scoreless, Grunbach midfielder Oliver Wiedemann stepped up to take a goal kick in the place of keeper Alexander Sollner. As the ball rose into the air, …

Mats Hummels dyed his hair because he lost an Oktoberfest bet

Another reason why you should never play carnival games (Bayern/Twitter) If you saw Mats Hummels’ newly blond hair during Bayern’s 3–0 win over RB Leipzig and thought “Good lord, he must have lost a bet” you were exactly right. As Hummels tells it, he lost a bet on a carnival game at Oktoberfest and waited until …

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 …

Carlo Ancelotti and his eyebrow bring Oktoberfest to new heights

A day after only managing a 1–1 draw against Cologne, Bayern held their annual Oktoberfest celebration. Though new manager Carlo Ancelotti didn’t appear to match former manager Pep Guardiola’s level of drunkenness, he did bring his own eyebrow-arching flair to the event. And now I think I’m drunk off the sight of Ancelotti looking like …