As they continue to aspire to Bundesliga domination, RB Leipzing have concocted a novel way of keeping their squad in line.
Rather than fines, the German club have instead installed a "wheel of misfortune" to help determine any punishment that a player might incur.
The spinning wheel is the brainchild of Leipzig coach Ralf Ragnick, who installed it to cut down on transgressions such as players being late, or using their phones during training, or reporting back to training a few kilos overweight.
Jean-Kevin Augustin's international future with France is in doubt after the RB Leipzig striker sent a text message to under-21 coach Sylvain Ripoll saying he was rejecting a call-up.
Augustin was excluded from the squad a year ago after a heated exchange during a game with Ripoll. He returned in March and scored twice in UEFA Under-21 Euro 2019 qualifying wins over Kazakhstan and Montenegro, and was selected for upcoming games against Bulgaria and Luxembourg.
Borussia Dortmund eased past RB Leipzig 4-1 on Sunday after coming from a goal down, to make a winning Bundesliga start under new coach Lucien Favre and confirm their status as preseason title contenders.
Following a nervous beginning during which Jean-Kevin Augustin scored for Leipzig after only 31 seconds, Dortmund got down to business, grabbing three goals in 22 minutes.
Mahmoud Dahoud's acrobatic header in the 21st minute pulled them level and Marcel Sabitzer's own goal after heading in a Marco...