Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery decided to cheekily untie Bibiana Steinhaus's boots during his side's Bayern DFB Cup first round tie against Chemnitzer at the weekend.

Fortunately, the female official saw the funny side of the incident, tapping his back shortly before the Frenchman netted a superb free-kick from 25 yards out.

Steinhaus, who will become the first female referee to officiate in the Bundesliga this season, impressed ahead of the opening weekend of the season.

And despite a tough pre-season for Carlo Ancelotti's side, the Bundesliga champions smashed five past Chemnitzer FC of the German third tier, with this goal from Ribery the best of the bunch:

Robert Lewandowski found the net twice, while Kingsley Coman, Mats Hummels and Franck Ribery completed the rout as they look to retain the league title.

They may have won five consecutive Bundesliga's but Bayern are not resting on their laurels, and are already adding plenty of quality to their squad.

So far the Bavarians have snapped up Werder Bremen's Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman on a permanent deal from Juventus and raided Julian Nagelsmann's exciting Hoffenheim side by bringing in midfielder Sebastien Rudy and defender Niklas Sule.


Image: PA

The addition of Corentin Tolisso is another great capture for Ancelotti's side.

The 23-year-old, who made his international debut for France during a 2-0 loss to Spain in March, is the latest in a long line of promising French starlets to attract interest from several of Europe's biggest clubs.

The likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Juventus, Napoli and Barcelona have all been linked with a move for the 22-year old, but it is Bayern who have struck a deal, with Tolisso penning a five-year deal at the Allianz Arena.

The midfielder came through the ranks at Lyon and made his professional debut for Les Gones in August 2013, entering the fray in stoppage time during a 4-0 thrashing of Nice.

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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