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Timo Konietzka dies in Switzerland

Updated: March 13, 2012, 9:58 AM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- Timo Konietzka, who scored the first goal in the Bundesliga, has died. He was 73.

Konietzka had been suffering from cancer when he died on Monday at his home in Brunnen, Switzerland.

In a death notice published by Zurich daily Blick on Tuesday, Konietzka thanked the Swiss assisted suicide group Exit for helping him end his life.

Konietzka was playing for Borussia Dortmund when he scored the first Bundesliga goal in the first minute of a match against Werder Bremen ...

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