War of words continues between Guardiola and Dortmund midfielder

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The animosity between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund has continued beyond their memorable German Cup semi-final shoot-out.

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After a 1-1 draw, Borussia beat their eternal rivals in a penalty shoot-out—running out the victors after Bayern missed all four of their spot kicks.

Following the victory, to rub salt in the wounds of his club’s great rivals, Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Kehl mocked Munich’s failings.

“Bayern are always trying to blame the referee when they lose against us,” the 35-year-old said after the match.

“It’s bananas to blame the referee now,” he continued, “if Bayern don’t know how to shoot a penalty, they should practice it a bit…”

Bayern coach Guardiola, however, hasn’t taken kindly to Kehl’s words.

“My advice for Sebastian Kehl is: If you have a 35-point deficit in the league, it is better to shut up,” the former Barcelona coach began, speaking to reporters after the match as reported by Foot Mercato.

“We now have time to exercise because we have already won the Bundesliga.

“I have never sought to blame others when we lost to Dortmund even though this time I had two good reasons to say something.

“But I congratulated Jurgen Klopp on reaching the final. I never laugh at anyone, even when we win.”

As well as having wrapped up the Bundesliga crown, Bayern are also in the semi-finals of the Champions League, where they will meet Barcelona in the first leg this week.

Dortmund, by contrast, can look forward to a German Cup final with Wolfsburg at the Olympiastadion, Berlin on May 30.

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