Tuchel Furious With Officiating in Bayern Munich Draw: “I Prefer Not to Speak”

Tuchel Furious With Officiating in Bayern Munich Draw: “I Prefer Not to Speak”

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at November 30, 2023 at 12:46 PM
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  • Thomas Tuchel is unhappy with the match officials after Bayern Munich’s draw
  • They were held to a goalless draw in the Champions League by FC Copenhagen
  • Bayern are still through to the Champions League last 16 as winners of Group A

Thomas Tuchel was not too impressed with the officiating in Bayern Munich’s goalless draw against FC Copenhagen after his team was denied three penalties in the game.

Centre referee, Stephanie Frappart’s handling of the game drew criticism from the Bayern manager after she denied three penalty incidents involving pushes on Thomas Muller and a contentious handball by a Copenhagen player in the area.

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Referee Stephanie Frappart allegedly denied Bayern Munich three penalties in their Champions League draw against Copenhagen. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein
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According to SB Nation, Tuchel - who stylishly questioned the officiating on the night - chose not to delve into the refereeing controversy.

"It's better not to say anything. As a coach, it only gets expensive when you talk about the referee. You have to ask the referee's observer about the ref."

Bayern Munich saw their 100 percent winning run end against Copenhagen after the goalless draw against the Danish club but still finish as winners of Group A, having garnered 13 points from their first four games.

Bayern’s draw leaves Tuchel frustrated

Meanwhile, Tuchel has expressed his disappointment with his Bayern Munich team for their lacklustre display, which saw his team drop points for the first time in the Champions League this season, Planet Sport reports.

The German manager had made several changes to his starting line-up, with Raphael Guerreiro, Mathys Tel, and Thomas Muller getting the nod in attack alongside regular starters, Harry Kane and Kingsley Coman.

Tuchel also lauded Copenhagen’s defence for their doggedness but acknowledged his team did not do enough to win the game.

Thomas Tuchel equals unwanted record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Bayern Munich climbing to the summit of the Bundesliga thanks to a first-half strike from Harry Kane in the victory against FC Cologne.

The English forward, who continues to rack up the numbers in Germany, was on hand to finish it off from a rebound from an initial strike from Eric Choupo-Moting.

In a match that saw the Bavarian club miss a flurry of chances to score, Kane's solitary effort was still enough to see Tuchel etch his name into Bundesliga history.

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