Fuming Germany boss Hansi Flick denied access to Man City press box by stubborn Uefa as former club Bayern lose 3-0 | The SunApril 16, 2023
BEMUSED Germany boss Hansi Flick was denied access to Manchester City's media room – despite covering the Bayern Munich tie for TV.
Flick was reportedly stopped from entering the press box at half-time during City's 3-0 Champions League win due to petty Uefa regulations.
European football's ruling body are "entitled to control media access" and can keep out "any unauthorised member of the media" – even if that person's organisation has been granted the right to cover the game.
The Mail say Flick had a "bewildered look" after not being let in the room.
The German, 58, guided Bayern to two successive Bundesliga titles and Champions League glory in 2019-20.
He then took over the national team on a three-year deal in May 2021.
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And despite coming under heavy fire following Germany's elimination at the group stages in last year's World Cup, he is still in charge.
Flick was said to have been working for foreign TV at the Etihad for Tuesday's quarter-final first leg.
He saw Bayern outgunned, with Rodri's stunning curler, Bernardo Silva's header and a typical poacher's finish from Erling Haaland clinching one of City's greatest ever European nights.
But Pep Guardiola insists his side had to battle for a victory margin that Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel felt was flattering.
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Guardiola said: "I have aged 10 more years. It was so demanding a game. It was not comfortable."
But the Spaniard's change in tactics in recent months have cost Kyle Walker his regular place.
And fellow defender Aymeric Laporte seemingly hinted he might consider a move after also struggling for game time.
The Spain ace, 28, posted on his Instagram story: "After the rain, a rainbow; after a storm, the calm; and after an end, a new beginning."
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