The Berlin Phil played Shanghai Symphony at soccer. After 90 minutes…

… yeah, the Germans always win….



A combined Berlin Phil and Dresden Staatskapelle XI beat the plucky Shanghai Symphony by 4-0.

The Berlin Phil’s principal clarinet Andreas Ottensamer scored a hat-trick.


Some of the Berlin players forgot their protective gear.

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  • I am duty bound to report that they don’t always win. We beat them a couple of years ago in a match with our London orchestras 11 (indeed, a report appeared on this very blog!).

    To say we will never let them forget it would be an understatement…

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