Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday night was a relative walk in the park for the German champions, but one of their players went through a rough patch.
A defensive Barca XI failed to threaten the Bavarians all night, with two goals from Robert Lewandowski and a deflected strike from Thomas Muller securing all three points.
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New Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann made a flood of substitutions at the end of the second half but saw Kingsley Coman disappear after being called into the fray.
The former Leipzig and Hoffenheim manager sought to swap his wingers Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane for Serge Gnabry and Coman, but was only able to bring in Gnabry when Coman returned to the bench.
The Frenchman then returned to the locker room assuming he had injured himself while warming up for his replacement.
However, it was later confirmed that the real reason for the delay was much more inconvenient than initially thought.
“King had a little stomach problem shortly before the replacement,” Nagelsmann explained.
“That’s why we had to wait a bit until the end of the visit to the toilet. Then we made the change.
Coman came out of the locker room 10 minutes later and was replaced by Sane, whose seat on the bench hopefully hadn’t been too hot.
Surprisingly, this is not the first time in recent weeks that a top athlete has had their game interrupted by mother nature, with similar occurrences in other sports.
In Andy Murray’s loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open, the Greek disappeared in the locker room for eight minutes before the fifth and final set, which he then claimed.
Murray was furious at the time, saying, “It never took me so long to go to the bathroom, ever!”
Hamilton had a much more strenuous experience at the Belgian Grand Prix last month, taking the opportunity to use the track facilities during one of the rain delays.
Returning to his car, Hamilton’s radio was picked up, in which he said, “I’m glad I used the bathroom. The one I went to, someone dropped a crazy bomb in there. Worst thing ever … it’s gonna haunt me for the rest of my life.
Two races later at the Italian Grand Prix, Ferrari driver Charles LeClerc made a surprise stop in practice, telling his team: “I need to box. I can’t explain it here.
His car was quickly released into the garage, with the assumption that he needed to make some other kind of pit stop.