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Bayern duo in reported bust-up

April 20, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Bayern Munich have remained tight-lipped over a reported fight between Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.

Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery dispute a first-half free-kick in the 2-1 victory over Real Madrid
GettyImagesArjen Robben and Franck Ribery dispute a first-half free-kick in the 2-1 victory over Real Madrid

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An argument is said to have taken place during Bayern's 2-1 victory at home to Real Madrid in the teams' Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday, with Robben apparently instructing Ribery to let Toni Kroos take a free-kick in first-half injury time.

The row then reportedly escalated, with Sport Bild claiming Ribery and Robben became involved in a verbal row at half-time before the former aimed a punch at the latter. Robben afterwards appeared to have bruising under his eye.

Media director Markus Horwick said: "Whatever happens in the dressing room stays in the dressing room. We will not be adding any further comment."

Sport Bild reports that a clear-the-air meeting was held on Wednesday. Ribery is said to have apologised and accepted a fine for his actions.