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Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann fined for unsportsmanlike behaviour

Julian Nagelsmann fined for unsportsmanlike behaviour

Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has been handed a fine for unsportsmanlike conduct in his side’s recent 3-2 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach.

The sports court of the German Football Association (DFB) confirmed the decision that will see the 35-year-old avoid touchline suspension.

Nagelsmann’s fine comes after his outburst towards referee Tobias Welz in reaction to Dayot Upamecano’s sending off in the sixth minute for a professional last-man foul on Alassane Pléa.

Aggrieved by the contentious red card decision that put his side at a disadvantage early in the game, Nagelsmann reportedly used heated language as he confronted the referee and his team.

The German champions lost 3-2, ending their 20-game unbeaten run across all competitions.

Nagelsmann has been fined €50,000, and Bayern have accepted DFB’s verdict, so there will be no appeal to the ruling.

Welz later explained the decision to send Upamecano off on SPORT1, insisting he made the right call after a VAR review.

Despite suffering defeat to arch nemesis Gladbach, Bayern remained atop the Bundesliga table albeit only on goal difference, with Union Berlin failing to capitalise on their slip.

Urs Fischer’s side were held to a frustrating goalless draw by relegation-threatened Schalke 04, which ended their five-game winning streak in the league.

Having escaped a ban, Nagelsmann will be in the dugout when his side take on Berlin in a top-of-the-table clash next weekend.

Bayern are keen to defend their Bundesliga crown but are in a three-way battle for the trophy with Borussia Dortmund also in the thick of things.

Edin Terzic’s side have embarked on a stunning post-World Cup winning run, having recorded victory in each of their last eight games across all competitions. 

They sit second on the league table, level on points with Bayern and Berlin, and will be on hand to capitalise should either or both sides slip up at the weekend.

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