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Niko Kovac rules out punishment over Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman tussle

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The duo were involved in a tussle at training ahead of Bayern's next Bundesliga fixture against Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Bayern Munich boss, Niko Kovac who recently confirmed that star players Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman were involved in a fistfight during training, also revealed that the duo will not face any punishment for their wrongdoing.

Kovac agreed on the matter as the duo were involved in a tussle at training ahead of Bayern's next Bundesliga fixture against Fortuna Dusseldorf as the Croatian tactician claimed it to be a heat of the moment incident during the high intensity that the players share in training.

The players have apologised to the boss and hence Kovac came to his decision of not punishing them for their mistake.

"There was an act of violence between two players who have been named," said Kovac. "After training the three of us talked about it."They both apologised for their behaviour. They are very sorry that it happened.

"And that's why there is nothing to add and there will be no monetary penalty because the boys are insightful.

"This is very important. And now the matter is closed."

Bayern played out a very crucial Der Klassiker in their last Bundesliga game which saw the Bavarian brush aside their rivals, Dortmund with a thumping 5-0 scoreline. The win meant Bayern leapfrogged Dortmund to become table toppers of the Bundesliga with a point advantage over Lucien Favre's men with only six matches remaining in the season.


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Lewandowski has been in his known goalscoring form yet again for Bayern as the Polish striker leads the goalscorers list in the German league this season with 21 goals. Whereas it has been a tough season for Kingsley Coman as he fought with several injuries and managed to notch up 22 appearances for the German outfit in all competitions in which he bagged only 5 goals along with a single assist till now.

Despite being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Liverpool at the round of the 16, the Bavarians are still up for another Bundesliga title. They are also in the semifinals of the DFB Cup as Kovac's men are set to lock horns against Werder Bremen later this month in a battle of the last four.

Published: Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:47 PM IST

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