Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman reportedly had a punch-up during a training session earlier today at Bayern Munich.
The Bavarians were preparing at their Sabener Strasse training base for this Sunday’s trip to Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga when the incident between Lewandowski and Coman allegedly happened.
German newspaper Sport Bild has reported that the duo exchanged punches and verbal insults at each other during the apparent bust-up.
Evidently, what triggered the fight was something Lewandowski said to Coman. The Frenchman was left enraged by his team-mate’s comments which then led to them getting into a fist fight.
Bayern stars Niklas Sule and Jerome Boateng reportedly stepped in to separate the duo along with several other players at the training ground, which had it’s doors closed to fans and TV cameras alike during the practice session.
Once things calmed down, head coach Niko Kovac permitted Lewandowski and Coman to return to training with the rest of the squad instead of sending them off to the changing rooms.
Bayern have yet to make any public announcement over the alleged bust-up between the two players.
Of course, the timing of the incident couldn’t have been more unwelcome given the pressure Kovac and his players are under right now as they enter the final six games of the 2018/19 Bundesliga campaign.
After a sluggish start, that had seen Bayern down in fifth-place last November and seemingly out of the title race, the Bavarians are in top spot after thrashing rivals Borussia Dortmund 5-0 last weekend.
Although Bayern do only hold a slender one-point advantage over Dortmund and, therefore, cannot afford even the smallest slip-up right now.
Thus, Kovac will have to quickly set about getting on top of the Lewandowski and Coman issue before it gets out of control and compromises the club’s hopes of a record seventh consecutive Bundesliga crown.