Details emerge about Ribery's 'altercation' with reporter after Dortmund 3-2 Bayern

Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery

There is a title race brewing in the Bundesliga.

After so many years of dominance from Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund are back with a bang and could finally dethrone the Bavarian side.

Lucien Favre's side are now seven points clear of Bayern after beating their bitter rivals 3-2 in 'Der Klassiker' on Saturday afternoon.

Marco Reus scored twice and Paco Alcacer netted the winner in what was arguably the finest game of 2018.

Robert Lewandowski scored both of Bayern's goals, while 18-year-old Jadon Sancho sparkled once again.

However, the big story from the derby is sadly a rather negative one.

After the game, Bayern winger Franck Ribery was involved in an 'altercation' with reporter Patrick Guillou, who works for beIN Sports.

Bayern's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Bild: "Franck Ribery has informed us that he had an altercation with his compatriot Patrick Guillou, whom he has known well for many years.

"We agreed with Patrick Guillou that we would speak at a personal meeting, we will talk about how we can solve the matter, and Mr Guillou has already signaled that it is in his interest."

Ribery in action vs Dortmund

A serious incident and Bild have also given details from witnesses about what really happened between the pair.

As per Sport Witness, it's said that Ribery slapped Guillou three times, while the reporter's hands were in his pockets.

It is said the incident was due to Guillou criticising Ribery for Dortmund's first two goals.

Ribery was on his way from the locker room to the team bus, when Guillou approached him to ask for a statement about how he felt the game went.

It is then said that Ribery began verbally insulting the reporter, before physically striking him.

Former Bayern player Jean-Pierre Papin and current right-back Rafinha allegedly broke up the scuffle, with Ribery then informing the club of what happened.

Ribery in action vs AEK

It remains to be seen what punishment he will receive for his actions.

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