Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola got into a raging half-time row with AC Milan’s Nigel de Jong over his injury-inducing tackle on Joshua Kimmich in Tuesday’s clash at the Allianz Arena.
Although pre-season friendlies are notoriously tame affairs, De Jong was his usually tough-tackling self when, 10 minutes in, he clattered into the 20-year-old German midfielder.
Guardiola was forced to withdraw Kimmich midway through the first half due to the knock he picked up from the Dutchman’s tackle and the coach was still furious when the half-time whistle was blown in Munich.
The former Barcelona boss began ranting at De Jong inside the tunnel, gesturing wildly towards the defensive midfielder, who had to be refrained from charging towards Guardiola by his Rossoneri team-mates.
De Jong has a reputation of afflicting pain on his opponents, having infamously kung-fu kicked Xabi Alonso in the chest in the 2010 World Cup final between Netherlands and Spain.