Mick Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel run riot

The money from the match went to charity.

Mick Schumacher scored a hattrick and Sebastian Vettel a brace as Schumacher and Friends beat Team Nowitzki in a charity football match in Frankfurt.

The event was set-up as part of the customary Champions for Charity match, and former Formula 1 drivers David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen were involved.

Champions for Charity was held in Mainz in 2016 and 2017, and featured other drivers such as Nico Rosberg, before Leverkusen hosted the match in 2019, when Charles Leclerc featured.

Dirk Nowitzki, a German basketball legend who won the NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, has frequently partaken in the fixture, and he was the captain of the opposing side on Wednesday evening.

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It was Nowitzki himself who had an early chance to open to the scoring, but was denied by former goalkeeper Rene Adler.

In front of over 15,000 fans, Schumacher was the first racer to score as he put his side 2-1 in front, putting past goalkeeper Nowitzki.

That came after German international Laura Freigang’s goal had been cancelled out by bobsledder Thorsten Margis, before Albanian footballer Ervin Skela extended team Schumacher’s lead.

Former players Gerald Asamoah and Stefan Kiessling pulled the scores level, before fellow former footballer Martin Hinteregger inched Nowitzki’s side ahead.

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Schumacher was at the double five minutes before half time, bringing about a 4-4 score line as the teams headed into the dressing rooms level.

Wildcard winner Christian Ott scored for the basketball player’s team, but Freigang was on hand to make it 5-5 in a pulsating encounter.

Vettel and Schumacher both scored to make it 7-5 as the 23-year-old completed his hattrick, and acrobat Rene Casselly added to the advantage.

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Football freestyler Marcel Gurk pulled one back, before racing driver Maro Engel made it 9-6 Schumacher.

Football and brother of Toni Kroos, Felix, kept Nowitzki’s side in the game with a goal, before young player Pascal Gurk finished to extend the lead to 10-7.

Vettel scored his second, before a double from Ott, followed by a late strike by hockey player Moritz Furste brought the final score to 10-11.

1000,000 euros were raised for charity in the entertaining evening of football, with the proceeds going to charities belonging to Nowitzki and the Schumacher family.

Ahead of the match, the players gathered to hold up a banner in support of Michael Schumacher, who is still recovering from horrific injuries sustained while skiing in 2013.