After unofficially running Hoffenheim for 25 years, billionaire Dietmar Hopp will be allowed to take ownership of the club. He won’t only be paying the bills - he’ll be calling the shots. This sort of one-man-show is not unanimously endorsed.
Hansi Flick, long Joachim Löw's right hand in the German national team, is returning to the club scene. He's rejoining Hoffenheim, a club he coached while it was still trying to climb the lower league ladder.
Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool, one of Europe's most decorated sides, travel to his native Germany to face Champions League debutants Hoffenheim on Tuesday. But the historical chasm between the two will count for little.
Liverpool have beaten Hoffenheim 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier and will take a narrow lead and two away goals back to Anfield. Still, a late Hoffenheim strike offers hope for the second leg.
Asian tours, big money transfers, billionaire investors and a Chinese team in Germany's fourth tier. DW Sports' Matt Ford asks what is behind China's interest in German football.
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