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Bundesliga match goes full Sunday League after penalty spot disappears

The clash in Germany between Koln and Freiburg became almost farcical leading to seven goals

The snow brings out the best and worst of the modern game.

Just look at what Mohamed Salah did to Everton on Sunday.

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Salah in the snow

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Salah in the snow

But in the Bundesliga on Sunday the weather conditions meant the clash between Koln and Freiburg became almost farcical.

Where to begin?

There were SEVEN goals, three penalties and Freiburg – the visitors – came from 3-0 down to win 4-3 in the 96th minute.

Now that’s entertainment.

Not only that, the heavy snow prior to kick off meant the penalty spot was completely concealed before the first spotkick of the game was awarded.

How many people does it take to find a penalty spot?

How many people does it take to find a penalty spot?

Cue Benny Hill music

Cue Benny Hill music

So what did the referee do?

He channelled all his Sunday League, jumpers for goalposts know-how and paced out where the spot would be from the touchline:

Absolutely golden.

The result leaves Koln – who beat Arsenal in the Europa League a few weeks ago – rooted to the bottom of the table, still without a single win in the Bundesliga this season.

For them, it’s not just the weather that’s frightful.

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