Real Joy

Frankfurt’s Paraguayan player Nelson Valdez jubilates after scoring the 4-0 in a German first division soccer match Eintracht Frankfurt vs SC Paderborn 07, Mar. 14, only minutes after making his return following a six-month injury absence. He of course received the yellow card for taking his shirt off in celebration – undressing is not allowed during the match, although highly recomended afterwards.

At a Soccer Match

Supporters of Eintracht Frankfurt, the city’s first division soccer team, after letting off red flares during the match against 1. FC Cologne, Oct. 4. Frankfurt won 3-2. Of course, pyrotechnics are illegal in soccer stadiums but somehow they are brought in anyway.

Tear Strength

Tear Strength

Hanover’s soccer player Didier Ya Konan, right, tests the tear strength of modern fabric while jubilating with teammate Lars Stindl, who scored the second goal of the match. Hanover eventually won 3-2 against Frankfurt in a German first division match, April 17.