Two years ago, Patrick Herrmann was touted as the second coming of Marco Reus, as a player gifted with superlative speed and technique.
Sad but true, homophobia is still rife in football - from discriminatory jeers from crowds to discomfort and bias in the dressing rooms. Marcus Wiebusch, the front man of the band Kettcar, wants to change that.
Kick Off! reporter Herbert Schalling heads back to his roots with Carl Zeiss Jena. The club was a leading light in the East German league, but the glory days ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall.