Robben plays down Bayern bust-up

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Arjen Robben has played down a training ground incident with Philipp Lahm yesterday, claiming the disagreement was resolved immediately afterwards.

Robben took exception to a tackle from behind by Lahm, who took the ball cleanly.

The Dutch winger would not let Lahm stand up and put his hand on the Germany full-back's throat as his temper flared at Bayern Munich's training ground.

He had to be pulled away by team-mates Ivica Olic and Thomas Muller, but he acted afterwards as though nothing strange had actually happened.

"It's all absolutely normal," he told the Bild newspaper.

"Training is like that, it's nothing extraordinary.

"After training, everything was fine again."

The clash occurred at the end of yesterday's training session in which spirits had otherwise been very high.

Bayern have won their last five Bundesliga matches to move up to third in the table, just two points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen.