Bundesliga clubs and supporters have welcomed refugees to Germany amid the ongoing crisis in Europe, and have invited those forced to leave their countries to football matches.
Amid severe tension in Europe and Germany over the hundreds of thousands of refugees making their way to countries within the European Union, as well as protests and attacks on refugees' homes in parts of Germany, several Bundesliga fan groups took a clear stance to provide a welcoming atmosphere.
Bayer Leverkusen returned to winning ways after their midweek 1-0 Champions League defeat to Lazio by beating Hannover 1-0 at the Niedersachsenstadion on Saturday.
A trademark Hakan Calhanoglu free-kick in the 18th minute was enough to earn Roger Schmidt's men all three points and keep them on maximum points from their first two Bundesliga games of the season, after they beat Hoffenheim on the opening weekend.
Hannover barely put up a fight in front of their own fans, having struggled in their opening...
Darmstadt picked up a point on their return to the Bundesliga after an absence of 33 years, drawing 2-2 with Hannover at the Bollenfalltor.
Goal-line technology made its Bundesliga debut to rule a Salif Sane effort out, but it was Darmstadt who took the lead with their first top-flight goal since May 1982. It was well worth the wait when it arrived with Marcel Heller racing almost the full length of the field before turning in onto his favoured right foot and curling a shot in off the underside of...
France international winger Jimmy Briand has completed his move to Guingamp from Hannover, the Ligue 1 club have announced.
Guingamp revealed on Friday that an agreement had been reached to bring the 29-year-old former Lyon and Rennes midfielder to the Stade du Roudourou and Briand was officially unveiled as a Guingamp player on Monday morning.
Briand has signed a two-year contract with the Brittany club and returns to France after a single season in the Bundesliga - where he made 29 appearances...