Bay­ern Mu­nich’s hor­ror sea­son goes from bad to worse

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODPASTIMES -

BAY­ERN MU­NICH'S stut­ter­ing sea­son took an­other turn for the worse this week when de­fender Philipp Lahm and Ital­ian World Cup win­ner Luca Toni were fined heav­ily for breaches of club dis­ci­pline.

Lahm, the Bay­ern vice-cap­tain, was pun­ished fol­low­ing a week­end news­pa­per in­ter­view in which he at­tacked the club, Dutch coach Louis van Gaal and fel­low play­ers.

A Bay­ern state­ment said Lahm's out­burst had bro­ken an “ab­so­lute taboo” and that the player had been fined an un­prece­dented sum, re­port­edly around £26,000.

Toni was fined for leav­ing Bay­ern's Al­lianz Arena dur­ing last Satur­day's 1-1 draw against Schalke af­ter be­ing sub­sti­tuted at half-time. The club said the striker had shown “an un­ac­cept­able lack of dis­ci­pline”.

The re­sult left Bay­ern eighth in the Bun­desliga – six points be­hind leaders Bayer Lev­erkusen – while they are vir­tu­ally out of the run­ning to make the Cham­pi­ons League knock­out stages. – The Tele­graph

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