Franck Ribery fined €50,000
Posted on Apr 26 2012 at 12:11:21 AM in Sports & Recreation
Franck Ribery has allegedly been fined €50,000 for punching Bayern munich team-mate Robben in the dressing room during half-time in the 2-1 win over Real madrid on Tuesday .
The France international is believed to have lashed out at his attacking colleague since he was not being allowed to take a free-kick in the 40th minute of the match.The mark on the Dutch winger's face was evident and the club has acted quickly to punish the perpetrator.
Despite Jupp Heynckes denying the incident had happened, the German newspaper indicate that Ribery has been given the sizable fine as punishment.Bayern Munich now faces Werder Bremen at the weekend before the return leg of their semi-final tie with Real Madrid next Wednesday.
The pair came to blows in the aftermath of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid, when the former Marseille midfielder proceeded to punch his team-mate in the face during a heated dressing-room exchange.
Reports in Germany claimed the Bavarian outfit slapped Ribery with a €50,000 fine for his misconduct, but he did his best to win back the hearts of his club's fans with a 93rd-minute winner against Bremen on Saturday.However, the 29-year-old quickly ran over to the Bayern bench to shake Robben's hand, a gesture the ex-Chelsea winger promptly accepted.
Despite the win over Bremen, Jupp Heynckes' side have conceded the Bundesliga title to Borussia Dortmund as they trail BVB by eight points with only two league games to go.Bayern travel to Madrid on Wednesday in the return leg of their Champions League semi-finals as they look to defend their 2-1 advantage.