All jokes aside, this is a real ghost.
Eren Derdiyok of Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga first had to leap in the air to stop the ball, even as his momentum was going in the same direction. Then, without stopping, he had to keep the ball in his possession. Then, he managed to stop his momentum while still possessing the ball. And, well, just ...…
The German newspaper's headline was "Shit hits the fans at Bundesliga match." That's a hefty burden up to which a story must live. Let's see if this one does:
Today's Bundesliga match between Kaiserslautern and Frankfurt had all the makings of an exercise in excessive boredom. Frankfurt hasn't scored in eight games; Kaiserslautern hasn't won a match in 2011.