News in brief
Thu, 01/12/16, 11:45
Minute's silence and black armbands at Mainz
German football will honour the victims of the Colombia plane crash this weekend with a minute's silence and black armbands at all Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches, including FC Bayern's away game at Mainz on Friday evening. More than 70 people were killed in the crash, many of them members of a travelling party from Brazilian first-division club Chapecoense. The team was on its way to the first leg of its South American Cup final against Atlético Medellín.
Siebert to officiate in Mainz
Daniel Siebert from Berlin will be the referee in Mainz tomorrow evening. The 32-year-old, 6 ft 2 teacher has refereed six FCB Bundesliga games in the past, none of which ended in defeat (three wins, three draws). He will be assisted on the sidelines by Lasse Koslowski and Jan Seidel. Mark Borsch is the fourth official.
Live on Free TV
Bayern's encounter with Mainz will be shown live on Free TV. Sports broadcaster Sky Sports News HD, which is free to receive as of 1st December, is broadcasting the match thanks to a special permit from the DFL. The pre-match build-up begins at 19:30.