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Bayern Munich charged by UEFA over pitch invasion and offensive banner

Bayern Munich have been charged by UEFA over a pitch invasion and displaying an offensive banner in Wednesday night’s Champions League match against Real Madrid.

The German side lost the first leg of their semi-final 2-1 to the reigning European champions, and at the end of the match a number of individuals came onto the field.

Those people tried to approach players including Bayern’s French winger Franck Ribery and Real’s German playmaker Toni Kroos.

A pitch invader attempts to approach Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery on Wednesday

Ribery manages to dodge the pitch invader following Wednesday night's clash in Munich

Ribery manages to dodge the pitch invader following Wednesday night’s clash in Munich

UEFA said the pitch invasion charge, and the one regarding the banner, would be heard by its control, ethics and disciplinary body on Thursday, May 31.

Joshua Kimmich put Bayern into the lead during Wednesday night’s match at the Allianz Arena.

But Marcelo cancelled out his strike with a fine equaliser before substitute Marco Asensio put Zinedine Zidane’s side ahead heading into the second leg. 

A number of individuals ran onto the pitch after Bayern Munich's Champions League defeat

A number of individuals ran onto the pitch after Bayern Munich’s Champions League defeat

UEFA have announced they will be charging Bayern for the pitch invaders and a banner

UEFA have announced they will be charging Bayern for the pitch invaders and a banner

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