Suspensions leave Flick annoyed

07 June 2020 19:38:20 GMTPlus10

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick was left frustrated by the yellow cards picked up by Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller in Saturday's 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen which means both forwards will now serve a suspension.

Bayern fell behind to an early goal from Leverkusen's Lucas Alario before roaring back thanks to strikes from Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry and Lewandowski, the latter scoring his 44th goal in all competitions for his club this term.

But Lewandowski and Muller's bookings mean they will be suspended for Bayern's home game against third-placed Borussia Monchengladbach next Saturday as the Bavarian giants go in search of one of the two wins they now need to secure an eighth straight German title.

Muller had also continued his dazzling form in the win at Leverkusen, claiming two assists to take his tally in the league this season to 20.

The Bayern stars will be available for Wednesday's German Cup semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt before sitting out the weekend league game against Gladbach.

Asked about the bans during his post-match press conference on Saturday, Flick said: "It's annoying but we cannot change it and have to accept the situation.

"You are emotional on the pitch, but I spoke to the referee Manuel Grafe. He said that Lewandowski was hitting the opponent and that's why he saw the yellow card. I didn't see it so I cannot really comment.

"Thomas was blocking the ball when they had free-kick, so the yellow card was okay. It is what it is. We accept it. We will have two other players."

Bayern Munich are 1.44 to beat 6.00 shots Borussia Monchengladbach with the draw 5.00.

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