After a shock defeat for Pep Guardiola and a comparable euphoric win for Jurgen Klopp, it seems the drama wasn't to be left on the pitch after Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund locked horns last Tuesday night for a place in the German Cup Final.
The game itself wasn't short of drama, as what looked like a deflated and lethargic Dortmund side clawed their way back into a game after going a goal behind courtesy of Dortmund old boy Lewandowski.
The Bayern side were looking to make the occasion business as usual, however the tide turned and Dortmund rallied some of their late season confidence and the football gods delivered via a strike from Patrick Aubameyang, which took the game to penalties after 120 minutes of football. Bayern subsequently imploded when it came to the penalty spot, failing to score any of their kicks.
What looks like a tasty game of football and a real triumph of the underdogs wasn't to be left on the pitch however, as Guardiola, in uncharacteristic fashion has responded to the taunts of Dortmund player Seb Kehl in vicious fashion.
Kehl had cheekily suggested that Guardiola's men should practice their spot kicks, as the ex-Barca gaffer saw his side shockingly miss everyone of their penalties.
"They have to practice them. I think that it’s crazy Bayern now try to put the blame on the referee," Kehl said.
It's believed he was responding to a suggestion from the Bayern Munich board that Dortmund played a game with 12 men, insinuating that the referee was in favour of Die Schwarzgelben.
The criticism had been seen as a step too far by Guardiola however, as he practically told Kehl and the Dortmund side to 'shut up'.
Referring to Borussia Dortmund's league form, Guardiola teased by suggesting
"When you’re trailing by more than 35 points you should ...”
At this point Pep put his fingers on his lips, shushing what would have been a vexed Dortmund. Pep wasn't finished there, as he continued to tease Bayern's fiercest rivals;
"Now we have time to practice since we’re already champions.”
Guardiola points to the fact that Bayern have won their third successive league title, at the expense of Dortmund, and just threw in a careful reminder, that although the Spaniard was outdone on this occasion, the major honours would be with his reigning champions
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