Toe Poke Daily: Coutinho dons lederhosen, drinks beer for his first Bayern Oktoberfest
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It's that time of year again! Bayern Munich geared up for Bavaria's traditional Oktoberfest celebrations, with new signings Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Perisic wearing lederhosen and sloshing around litres of beer for the first time.
Radamel Falcao gets typical Turkish welcome from Galatasaray fans
Radamel Falcao is on the brink of signing for Galatasaray, thus bringing to an end his six-year stay at Monaco.
The Colombian striker touched down in Istanbul over the weekend where he was treated to the standard Turkish welcome.
Matt Damon watches OM's 11 while filming in Marseille
L'acteur Matt Damon, qui tourne Stillwater à Marseille, assiste au match OM-Saint-Étienne dans les tribunes de l'Orange Vélodrome, ce dimanche, l'équipe du film y tournant des scènes https://t.co/OOzC3OX87m pic.twitter.com/XuNchEg36H— L'ÉQUIPE (@lequipe) September 1, 2019
Olympique de Marseille have recruited a new celebrity fan in the unlikely shape of Hollywood actor Matt Damon.
The star of the Jason Bourne movie franchise was spotted in the terraces at Stade Velodrome on Sunday as Marseille recorded a narrow 1-0 victory over Saint-Etienne.
However, according to L'Equipe, Damon was in town to film scenes for his new thriller movie, reportedly entitled "Stillwater."
Damon had clearly heard about the wonderfully supportive atmosphere at the stadium and had gone in search of it for himself. In other words, he was good-will hunting. Sorry.
And in other actor-watches game news, Damon's Saving Private Ryan co-star Ted Danson watched Vancouver's home defeat against NYCFC on Saturday. Cheers!
Hammers chairman's odd Chicharito farewell
Javier Hernandez is a West Ham player no longer after completing a move to Sevilla on European transfer deadline day.
After the move was made official, Hammers chairman David Gold said farewell to Chicharito with a heartfelt tweet... which was accompanied by a truly perplexing choice of photo.
Good morning. I can confirm that Javier Hernandez's transfer to Spanish La Liga club Sevilla has been completed for an undisclosed fee.— David Gold (@davidgold) September 2, 2019
Good luck Javier pic.twitter.com/iv1TN3e0ZK
Hernandez departs having made 55 Premier League appearances for the Hammers over the last three seasons, scoring 16 goals in that time.
However, the enduring image will always be that time he dyed his hair bright orange and grinned alongside a packet of cheesy snacks.