This has to be one of the funniest things that's happened in professional soccer in some time. And, I'm guessing, this might just happen more often than we think. But I don't know how he pulled it off, how he was able to urinate while the game was going.
In the clip below, it looks like he has to hustle back before the ball makes it's way into his half of the field. He must really had to go or was feeling like his team wasn't going to lose the ball and there wasn't much danger of the other team enter in the attacking area of the field.
No stage fright for him though, as he relieves himself behind the goal in front of 40,000 people. Well played Lehmann, well played.
This wasn’t just some friendly game for the Stuttgart keeper either. It was a Champions League match against Romanian side Unirea Urzicen. I wonder if he would have done this while at Arsenal? All that really mattered though was Stuttgart won the game 3-1 and moved into the knock out stages of the Champions League. They are struggling in the Bundesliga – the fans blocking their bus before a match.
Lehmann was interrupted by an attack from the Romanian side, meaning he had to jump back over the advertising signage before suffering the embarassment of a conceded goal or a yellow card for leaving the pitch without permission.
Stuttgart's director of sport Horst Heldt was quoted in the Guardian praising Lehmann for his handling of the sticky situation.
"I thought he handled it very expertly," he said. "It was a tricky situation. He could hardly run into the dressing room while play was going on and it reminded me of the Tour de France - sometimes there are simply no options."