Gladbach defeats referees in Bundesliga Home Challenge

Otherwise whistles football, but was now active in the Bundesliga Home Challenge on the console: Referee Deniz Aytekin. Photo: Uwe Anspach / TEH (Image: TEH) (Photo: Uwe Anspach / TEH)

Berlin » Unusual matches on matchday 2 of the FIFA 20 “Bundesliga Home Challenge” event: Borussia Monchengladbach won the DFB referee team with a 5-2 result.

In the end, it was 5: 1 for the Gladbach duo with midfielder Jonas Hofmann and e-athlete Yannik «Jeffry 95» Reiners. However, the referee duo was not without a chance: Deniz Aytekin, Germany’s referee of the year 2019, managed a 2-1 win against Hofmann. Referee Daniel Schlager, however, 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 Livestream of« ». “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.

“Everything was fine with me,” said Schlotterbeck after the game. “Every shot was a goal.” The success also turned the game for the Breisgauer after his team-mate Mark Flekken had previously lost 1-6 against Hertha’s e-athlete Elias «EliasN97» Nerlich.

There were also a dozen goals for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the 12: 1 win over 1. FSV Mainz 05. Borussia Dortmund celebrated a 7: 4 victory over Holstein Kiel, which BVB professional Achraf Hakimi won 6: 1 thanks to Dominik Schmidt.

The second league duel between Hannover 96 and SV Darmstadt won the lilies 2: 4. Also successful: SV Wehen Wiesbaden in 6: 4 success over SC Paderborn. There was no winner at 5: 5 between 1. FC Koln and SpVgg Greuther Furth and 4: 4 between RB Leipzig and Werder Bremen.

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.