Football players in the southern German city of Freiburg face an unusual challenge. The professional team's pitch is actually slanted by one meter. And it's not the only crooked pitch in Germany.
Bayern Munich host Mainz on Matchday 4 - amid player discontent and speculation over Carlo Ancelotti's future. In Mainz, the perennial champions face a team that has had surpising recent success at the Allianz Arena.
The proposed takeover of Hannover by Martin Kind has brought the issue of ownership back in to the spotlight, and a dark cloud continues to hover over the club. Sporting director Horst Heldt discussed the issues with DW.
The transfer fees paid during the summer window climbed to grotesque dimensions. Sports philosopher Elk Franke spoke to DW about a development that has alarmed many.
A brilliant Naby Keita strike and a sensational Timo Werner solo effort handed Leipzig a deserved win over Hamburg. Leipzig earlier had a penalty overturned by the video referee after Werner went down in the box.
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