Speaking at Tuesday’s press conference ahead of their Champions League game against Villarreal, Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann states he was surprised at Freiburg’s decision to protest the result of Saturday’s Bundesliga game.
“I’m not quite as relaxed as the CEO, to be honest,” said Nagelsmann. “From a personal point of view, I can’t understand why Freiburg is doing that. I don’t think that they would have scored two goals in the 18 seconds. I personally wouldn’t have done it because I think that you can take advantage of a mistake by a third party to maybe score points yourself because the pressure from the fans or sponsors is so great.”
In a bizarre moment, Bayern team manager Kathleen Krüger showed Kingsley Coman’s old No. (29) during a substitution and not his new one (11), which resulted in Bayern playing with 12 players for a brief period.
It wasn’t until Freiburg defender Nico Schlotterbeck brought it to Christian Dingert’s attention. Freiburg decided to lodge an appeal with the DFB, which could see three points awarded to Freiburg.