Berlin – The soccer Bundesliga continues to rely on the soccer simulation FIFA 20 as an alternative program during the forced break due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On the second day of the “Bundesliga Home Challenge”, a DFB referee team led by Deniz Aytekin was on duty for the first time. Borussia Monchengladbach’s soccer player Jonas Hofmann and e-athlete Yannik «Jeffry 95» Reiners won the duel against the referees 5-2.
However, the referee duo was not a chance: Aytekin managed a 2-1 win against Hofmann. Daniel Schlager lost to Reiners with 0: 4. «I have to say: It was amazing! I practiced with my son, but have had the help of a professional for the last few days, »said Aytekin after his game in the live stream of« esports.com ». “I think I saved our referee honor a bit.”
A total of eight games were played in the alternative event to the Bundesliga. Nico Schlotterbeck from SC Freiburg was particularly hungry for goals: The defender defeated Herthas Maximilian Mittelstadt 11: 1. Previously, his teammate Mark Flekken had lost Nerlich 1-6 against Hertha’s e-athlete Elias «EliasN97».
There were also a dozen goals for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at 12: 1 over FSV Mainz 05. Borussia Dortmund celebrated a 7: 4 win against Holstein Kiel, the BVB professional Achraf Hakimi with 6: 1 against Dominik Schmidt was thanks. SV Darmstadt beat Hannover 96 4-2, SV Wehen Wiesbaden 6-2 against SC Paderborn. 1. FC Koln and SpVgg Greuther Furth split 5: 5.
Under the motto “Stay Home … and play!” the German Football League organizes the tournament. A total of 29 teams from the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga are there with two players, a football professional and a person from the club environment. There is also the team of DFB referees.