Must have been something in the Oktoberfest beer this year.
Why, you ask? Bayern Munich, the biggest, most successful, most famous German football club of all time, have just put out a video with a trio of juggling Brazilians.
How's that for ruthlessly efficient, meticulously organized German Fußball, eh? What can we say—we're breaking down stereotypes today, y'all.
The video comes from Bayern Munich's YouTube account, and is titled "Samba an der Säbener Straße," or roughly "Samba in Sabener Street" (with Sabener Street being the location of the team's headquarters).
The three players involved are Rafinha, Dante and Luiz Gustavo, the three Brazilians on Bayern Munich's current roster. The three compatriots keep two footballs in the air continuously throughout the video.
OK, so not the whole video, but for a moment, the viewer really has to start wondering whether the FCB in question is FC Barcelona rather than FC Bayern.
This is, after all, the kind of thing we normally see from Barca. But it's also nice to see it in the shadow of the Bavarian Alps, and if nothing else, this might help explain Bayern's red-hot start to the season.
So, anyone else hoping for a showdown for FCB bragging rights in the Champions League next spring? If we're lucky and the score is tied after two legs, they might even decide the outcome with juggling instead of penalty kicks.
One can only dream…
(h/t 101 Great Goals)