Augsburg beat Mainz 05 in their Bundesliga clash at the Augsburg Arena last Wednesday.
Jeffrey Gouweleeuw gave Augsburg the lead from the penalty spot in the 11th minute.
Mainz 05 battled back and restored parity nine minutes after half-time when Silvan Widmer found the back of the net.
The score wasn’t level for long, though, as Augsburg took the lead again two minutes later through Ruben Vargas.
There were no further goals as Augsburg held on to a slender victory.
History was made during the game as play was halted in the second half.
Ramadan started at the beginning of April and millions of Muslims around the world are taking part.
During the month of Ramadan, those partaking must not eat or drink anything during hours of daylight.
One of Augsburg’s players, Moussa Niakhaté, is following the rules this month.
Play was stopped during Augsburg vs. Mainz 05 so Moussa Niakhaté could have a moment to break his Ramadan fast just after sunset 👏 pic.twitter.com/TwfbcpBfn7
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In the 65th minute, the sun set and the referee for the game, Matthias Jöllenbeck, was asked to halt play so Niakhate could break his fast.
And the referee obliged, marking the first time ever that a Bundesliga game had been stopped to allow a player to break their fast for Ramadan, per Sport.
Niakhate took on some fluids before shaking hands with Jöllenbeck in a wholesome moment.
There were more examples of referees allowing players to break their fast in the Bundesliga this weekend.
In RB Leipzig’s 3-0 victory over Hoffenheim on Sunday, referee Bastian Dankert allowed Mohamed Siamakan a few minutes to hydrate.