Veteran Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng and young Germany international Leon Goretzka came to blows over a late training ground tackle on Wednesday.
There was a brawl in training today: Goretzka went into a challenge & fouled Boateng without the ball. The latter reacted and hit Goretzka with his hand to the face.
Robert Lewandowski was first to jump in and pull Boateng away. Flick then intervened and talked to Boateng [Bild] pic.twitter.com/KTvgVoadmz
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 29, 2020
The pair then took to social media to make light of the matter, posting photos where they are grinning broadly as Goretzka lands mock punches on his teammate’s chin.
The early-morning scuffle came in cold snowy conditions with Goretzka, 24, going into a tackle hard before Boateng, 31, retaliated – the pair being swiftly forced apart by teammates.
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German daily Bild reported that Boateng hit Goretzka before Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and coach Hansi Flick got between them.
The incident followed an earlier row between Goretzka and Thomas Muller.