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Friday 19 September 2014

Guardiola fury as Bayern Munich lose to MLS All-Stars

Published 08/08/2014 | 02:30

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Bayern Munich Head coach Pep Guardiola argues with referee Jair Marrufo during the MLS All-Star game between the MLS All-Stars and FC Bayern Munich at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon.  Photo credit: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
Bayern Munich Head coach Pep Guardiola argues with referee Jair Marrufo during the MLS All-Star game between the MLS All-Stars and FC Bayern Munich at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon. Photo credit: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

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.

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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.

Irish Independent

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