Arsenal managed to secure a work permit for Japanese prodigy Ryo Miyachi when he was still only a teenager because he was considered an exceptional talent but he made just one Premier League appearance for the Gunners
A year after they were relegated, Schalke booked their return to the Bundesliga with a win over St. Pauli on Saturday. True to form, it was not straighforward for the Royal Blues with drama on and off the pitch.
St Pauli sent shockwaves through the German Cup, knocking out holders Borussia Dortmund. It was a memorable night for the city of Hamburg, with HSV also defeating Bundesliga opposition, beating Cologne in a shootout.
Goal and SPOX: "Gareth is an extremely laid-back guy with a great sense of humour. He loves to fool around, make jokes and laugh."
Bale's infamous 'Wales. Golf. Madrid.' joke
Lawrence went on to recall the moment Bale incited the wrath of Real Madrid fans following Wales' playoff victory against Hungary two years ago which sealed their spot at Euro 2020.
The 28-year-old insists that the squad's decision to stand behind the banner that stirred up a media storm in Spain was a spontaneous one, but also believes the whole incident was blown out of proportion.
Lawrence said of the Welsh flag that had "Wales. Golf. Madrid. In That Order" emblazoned across it: "Someone of us saw the banner in the stands, took it onto the pitch and suddenly we were all behind it.
Schotten dicht auf Hamburgs Amüsiermeile. Seit einem Jahr sind viele Betriebe komplett geschlossen. Das Virus hat das Nachtleben der Reeperbahn beinahe lahm gelegt. Wie lange noch?Schotten dicht auf Hamburgs Amüsiermeile. Seit einem Jahr sind viele Betriebe komplett geschlossen. Das Virus hat das Nachtleben der Reeperbahn beinahe lahm gelegt. Wie lange noch?
Hamburg, City of Music
Check-in presenter Neus Pérez is shown around the Elbphilharmonie, visits Hamburg's Composers' Quarter, and heads to St. Pauli to retrace the Beatles' footsteps. The episode was recorded before the coronavirus pandemic.
The Reeperbahn Festival
The Reeperbahn Festival is Germany's biggest club music festival. Emerging artists from across the country and around the world are featured in great venues, transforming the whole of St. Pauli into a huge party zone.