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Goalkeeper billed for penalty spot

Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz has received a 122.92 euro (£89.15) bill from Cologne for damaging their penalty spot in a Bundesliga match on Saturday.

The 28-year-old scuffed up the spot as a decision to award a penalty to the property side was debated.

He then saved the spot-kick as Anthony Modeste lost his footing.

Hitz apologised  for his actions for the duration of the 1- win but was then sent the bill, which covers the price of a piece of turf and two hours’ operate to replace it.

The Switzerland international confirmed on Twitter that he will spend the bill and make a donation to a children’s hospital in Cologne.

In addition, Augsburg are sending Cologne a club branded lawnmower  to aid with the repairs.