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Champions League: “Too wild” – Tuchel criticizes Upamecano after being sent off

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Champions League: “Too wild” – Tuchel criticizes Upamecano after being sent off

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“Wild”: Tuchel criticizes Upamecano

FC Bayern’s worries don’t stop in the Champions League either. Dayot Upamecano flies off the field in the first leg of the round of 16 against Lazio Rome – and puts Munich behind.

Dayot Upamecano (l.) tries an elephant meter towards Lazio
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Dayot Upamecano and the knockout games in the Champions League – it’s not yet a happy relationship. While the Frenchman made a big mistake against Manchester City last year, he also gave FC Bayern a heavy backpack this year.

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What happened? In the first leg of the round of 16 against Lazio Rome, the German record champions fell short of expectations for a long time, but at least didn’t let anything go wrong defensively – at least until the 67th minute. Then Ciro Immobile suddenly dribbled into the penalty area and passed the ball to the right to Gustav Isaksen, who was hit on the ankle by Upamecano with an open sole when he attempted to shoot.

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“That puts us on the losing road”

Referee Francois Letexier didn’t hesitate for a second and immediately sent Upamecano off the field with a red card. Things then got even worse for Bayern: Immobile safely placed the following penalty in the right corner. From then on, the Munich team chased after the deficit in vain and lost the first leg 0-1 – much to the annoyance of coach Thomas Tuchel.

“During the game I didn’t understand at all that there were penalties at all. I thought it was just a block,” Tuchel said in an interview with DAZN, adding: “It’s too wild. It’s enough if he blocks it. Of course he doesn’t want that at all, it looks completely unintentional to me. Nevertheless, there is no need at all to make this movement to the foot. It’s enough if he blocks it. We’re putting ourselves on the losing road.”

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