Germany's resurgent footballers have had to share front page space with TV star Ottfried Fischer (nope, me neither), mired in a quickfire sex scandal.
First came photos of the married celeb with a young mystery blonde.
Then his wife kicked him out, his new love’s sex-worker past was exposed and – it never rains, eh? - he crashed his car and ended up in hospital.
Still, one columnist thanked poor Otto for distracting attention from any great discussion of the German team’s weaknesses.
If only a TV star back in Britain could have made a similar sacrifice for Sven’s sake.
Well, anyone but Ulrika...