Guardiola fury as Bayern Munich lose to MLS All-Stars
Published 08/08/2014 | 02:30
Angry Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola did not shake hands with his opposite number after his star-studded side lost to an MLS All-Star team in a fierce friendly in Portland.
The Spaniard gave Caleb Porter a one-fingered wave-off, apparently angry at some of the tackles by the MLS players – one of which forced Bastian Schweinsteiger off the field – as the German champions, most of whose first-team regulars started on the bench, were beaten 2-1.
Guardiola offered the refereeing panel a token handshake and quickly disappeared into the tunnel.
The acrimonious ending overshadowed a brilliant first-half goal by Robert Lewandowski. The Pole, who moved to the Bundesliga champions from Borussia Dortmond, struck a piledriver from just outside the box into the roof of the net.
However, substitute Bradley Wright-Phillips scored an equally impressive goal in the 51st minute and Landon Donovan then snatched the win for the All-Stars.
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