Bayern Munich may very well be deducted factors after a mixup with their substitutions throughout their win in opposition to Freiburg on Saturday.
The runaway league leaders have been comfy 4-1 victors away to the European hopefuls on Saturday, however there was a flashpoint late on once they had twelve gamers on the pitch.
Confusion reigned after the fourth official held up the flawed quantity on the board when Bayern supposed to make a double substitution within the dying minutes. Niklas Sule and Marcel Sabitzer got here on, however solely Corentin Tolisso left the sector as a result of Kingsley Coman didn’t notice he was supposed to come back off.
The referee did not notice the error and continued to play for 17 seconds with the twelve gamers earlier than Freiburg alerted the officers to the error; the transfer led to an extended delay as Bayern was restored to the proper quantity.
The consequence might now be overturned however supervisor Nagelsmann thinks it was an sincere mistake.
“Coco Tolisso had abdomen issues and bumped into the tunnel. The fourth official confirmed the flawed quantity and Kingsley Coman did not know he needed to go off. Errors occur,” Nagelsmann mentioned at full-time.
“He was eight seconds or so on the sector, then, I do not assume he even touched the ball. From the purpose of truthful sport, there was nothing that speaks in opposition to it having been a good recreation,” the supervisor mentioned.
The win noticed Bayern lengthen their lead on the prime of the Bundesliga standings to 9 factors, with second-placed Borussia Dortmund getting thumped 4-1 by RB Leipzig later within the day.