Wolfsburg fans paid tribute to the late Junior Malanda before the start of their top-of-the-table clash with Bayern Munich last weekend, by unveiling a magnificent tifo (choreographed banners).
Malanda’s fellow countryman, Kevin De Bruyne, contributed two goals and one assist as Wolfsburg pulled off a stunning 4-1 upset win to finally end Bayern’s unbeaten Bundesliga streak.
It is these amazing, unbelievable moments in football that make you believe that there are some divine, higher powers at work here. Malanda’s death was tragic, but his passing will never ever be forgotten by the fans at the Volkswagen Arena on that day.
Well done, De Bruyne and Wolfsburg. This is why we love the sport so much. And rest in peace, Junior Malanda. I hope you had an enjoyable time seeing your teammates run riot over the German champions.
Video highlights of the match can be viewed here (Disclosure: the author is a freelance writer at BallBall).