Niko Kovac has confirmed Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman became embroiled in a training ground punch-up on Thursday.
Lewandowski, who is an avid fitness freak and kickboxing devote, has gone too far and has been involved in a heated confrontation during a training session with his Bayern Munich teammate.
Bild+ reported that the players exchanged words before Lewandowski made a remark to Coman that set the French player off. The two forwards struck each other in the face. Niklas Sule and Jerome Boateng leapt to action to break up the brawl but they needed the assistance of other players.
Boss Kovac continued the session with both players still involved and left everyone surprised at his decision.
“There was a fight between two players who were named in the media,” Kovac said at his Friday press conference. “The three of us discussed it after training, and both apologised for their behaviour and were sorry for what happened. No one is being fined because both players were understanding, and being understanding is very important now. The matter is done and dusted.”
Asked the reason for the incident, Kovac added: “Training, emotions! But you can also see it in a positive fashion. We move on.”
Bayern Munich will be in action on Sunday, April 14, against Bundesliga rivals Fortuna.