Watch: Robert Lewandowski upsets Jupp Heynckes with handshake snub


Robert Lewandowski upset Jupp Heynckes on Saturday after avoiding a handshake following his substitution in Bayern Munich’s 3-1 win over Cologne.

Bayern fell behind to another Niklas Süle own goal but turned it around against their already-relegated hosts through goals from James Rodriguez and Robert Lewandowski on 59 and 61.

That was Lewandowski’s 29th goal in his 29th appearance of the season in the Bundesliga – and his 40th goal in all competitions – but the Poland striker clearly wasn’t happy to be denied the chance of another when he was withdrawn by Heynckes in the 77th minute.

Afterwards, Heynckes said he had spoken to Lewandowski about his response, telling a news conference: “We have spoken and he has understood.

“I know myself that we goalscorers are selfish and always thinking about our goalscoring ratio.

“When I took him off, though, I didn’t find it funny at all, because I’m the boss and no one else.”

Heynckes played the incident down further later, telling Sky: “I never enjoyed being taken off a striker. He wanted to score his 30th league goal. We’ve just spoken and it’s already forgotten.”

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