Fortune favours the Bavarians

April 20, 2005
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
It was ten past five or thereabouts when the scoreboard flashed up and the logo of the nation's biggest tabloid appeared. That signals a goal has been scored elsewhere, proudly presented by said gazette, so we briefly averted our weary eyes from the field of play. 'Schalke vs Hamburg' said the scoreboard and then, following those very long few seconds you either love or loathe: '1-2'.

That Hamburg had gone ahead at Schalke with less than a handful of minutes left on the clock was a potentially ...

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