Wallowing in the 2.Bundesliga relegation zone going into their penultimate match of the season, Arminia Bielefeld knew they required a huge result against high-flying Eintracht Braunschweig if they were going to haul themselves out of the mire.
Thankfully, assistant coach Carsten Rump was on hand to deliver a truly immense motivational team talk before kick-off.
Pacino in Any Given Sunday or @arminia ass. coach Carsten Rump? RT if you'd fight for every single inch for this guy! ����
Borussia Dortmund's DFB Pokal quarterfinal match at Sportfreunde Lotte scheduled for Wednesday was postponed less than an hour before kickoff because of snow.
The teams had already announced their lineups and were preparing to play when the game was called off, with referee Felix Brych citing safety issues. Hours before, Dortmund's team bus got stuck at the stadium and had to be freed by a tractor.
"The pitch is totally soaked. There was a lot of rain in the night and the heavy snow-shower...
A first-half strike from Douglas Costa was enough for holders Bayern Munich to edge Wolfsburg 1-0 at home and scrape into the DFB Pokal quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Costa scored with a deflected shot in the 18th minute, but Bayern failed to build on their greater possession and were made to suffer late on as Wolfsburg grew in confidence.
Yunus Malli should have equalised with less than 10 minutes remaining, but Manuel Neuer denied his solo effort and the Bayern goalkeeper was called into action...
BIELEFELD -- A brace from Maximilian Arnold, and one each by Ivan Perisic and Luiz Gustavo secured VfL Wolfsburg a ticket to the DFB Pokal final for the meeting with Borussia Dortmund at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on May 30. Third-league leaders Arminia Bielefeld gave it their all, but still lost 4-0. But the supporters celebrated their heroes regardless.
When it was all said and done some 10 minutes from time, the Bielefeld supporters bid farewell to the away end. "You can go home," the packed...