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Forget Kepa's Triple Save, Watch German Goalkeeper Save Five Penalties In One Game

The Great Wall of China is thought to be an impenetrable force and the greatest defense’s in mankind’s history. That is, until German goalkeeper Daniel Batz entered the scene.

Watch as the goalkeeper for fourth-tier Saarbrücken led his side to the DFB-Pokal semifinals with five penalty saves against top-flight Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Schalke Fans Troll Bayern With Banner Of The Year Candidate

The Bundesliga and banners have not been best friends as of late. Offensive banners criticizing Hoffenheim investor Dietmar Hopp caused the last 15 minutes of Bayern Munich’s last game to be spent juggling around the ball. Schalke fans took note of the stoppage of play and unveiled their own banner in Tuesday’s DFB-Pokal match.

RB Leipzig Apologizes To Japanese Fans After Kicking Them Out Of Stadium Over Coronavirus Fears

It was a weekend the Bundesliga would like to forget. Multiple banners from supporters caused games to stop, and now a group of Japanese fans is being issued an apology after security removed them from RB Leipzig's stadium over fears of coronavirus.

One of the Japanese fans who was removed tweeted about the events that took place. The tweet has since been deleted but read:

Bayern-Hoffenheim Players Juggle Out Final 15 Minutes Of Match After Fan Protest

BERLIN — Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich fired in three goals in the opening 15 minutes en route to a 6-0 demolition of hosts Hoffenheim on Saturday in a game interrupted for 20 minutes over an offensive banner unfurled by visiting fans.

Bayern moved four points clear at the top of the table but the match was at risk of being cut short when the Munich club's fans displayed the banner insulting Hoffenheim investor Dietmar Hopp in the 79th minute.

Stuttgart Thriving Under New Jersey Native Matarazzo

American Pellegrino Matarazzo has enjoyed an excellent start to his career as a head coach, taking 13 points from a possible 15 while taking VfB Stuttgart up to second place in the table.

Matarazzo, appointed in December to take over for Tim Walter, got off to a winning start with the Swabians as his side rolled over FC Heidenheim, 3-0. VfB has gone from strength to strength since then, winning three of the next four in the 2. Bundesliga. Matarazzo's only loss at the helm so far came in the narrow 2-1 defeat to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in the DFB-Pokal.

Frankfurt Protest Monday Games With One Banner And No Fans

Sometimes simplicity is the best approach, and that is the route that Eintracht chose during a Frankfurt protest on the scheduling of Monday matches this week.

Sure, the supporters could have brought in 100 flares, made several large banners and yelled their lungs out. Instead the Frankfurt faithful vacated a section of stands and placed a singular banner with one clear message: No Mondays.

Canadian Teen Alphonso Davies Just Obliterated Chelsea’s Defense With One Solo Run

Bayern Munich left back Alphonso Davies had himself a little battle with his opposite No. 19, Chelsea’s Mason Mount, on Tuesday. Well, he had a battle in the same way a child with a magnifying glass has a battle with ants on a sidewalk.

Davies toyed with the young Blues midfielder throughout the match, using his immense pace to recover on a couple occasions when it appeared Mount was in on goal. Then the Canadian teenager blistered past Mount and the entire Chelsea defense for the back-breaking goal in a 3-0 win in the Champions League Round of 16 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. 

Lukas Podolski’s Left Foot Is Eternal

It’s hard to remember a time without Lukas Podolski. He burst onto the scene as an 18-year-old after scoring 10 goals in his first 19 Bundesliga appearances with FC Köln . . . that was 16 years ago.

He’s since gone on to play for Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Inter Milan, Galatasaray and Vissel Kobe, as well as representing Germany 130 times before announcing his international retirement after Euro 2016.

It All Goes Wrong When Manuel Neuer Goes In Half-Ass

For years now, Manuel Neuer has been established as the premier sweeper-keeper in the world. The German World Cup winner and Bayern Munich No. 1 essentially redefined the position. But even Neuer gets things wrong from time to time.

A stunning mistake from Manuel Neuer vs Paderborn nearly cost Bayern three points on Friday. The visitors twice pegged back the reigning champions before Robert Lewandowski saved Neuer’s blushes with an 88th-minute winner for a 3-2 victory at Allianz Arena.

Jesse Marsch's RB Salzburg Endures Nightmare Europa League First Leg

Jesse Marsch's RB Salzburg entered its Europa League Round of 32 first leg against Eintracht Frankfurt looking to rebound from a loss against LASK this past weekend which cost Salzburg first place in the Austrian Bundesliga. Frankfurt came into the game having won four of its last six games, most recently putting five goals past Augsburg. Only Bayern Munich has racked up more points than Frankfurt since the Bundesliga's winter break.

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