Kingsley Coman was sent off in Bayern Munich’s penultimate fixture of the season after hitting Arsenal loanee Konstantinos Mavropanos.

Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman (C) attempts to score past Stuttgart's Chris Fuehrich (L) and Konstantinos Mavropanos during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart in Munich, southern Germany on May 8, 2022. (Photo by KERSTIN JOENSSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman (C) attempts to score past Stuttgart’s Chris Fuehrich (L) and Konstantinos Mavropanos during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart in Munich, southern Germany on May 8, 2022. (Photo by KERSTIN JOENSSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Bayern Munich took on VfB Stuttgart in a game that was much more important to the away side on Sunday, as they scramble to avoid relegation.

Bayern already have the Bundesliga title wrapped up, but they finished the first half with a 2-1 lead all the same.

After Sasa Kalajdzic found Stuttgart a second-half equaliser, frustrations started to grow among the Bayern camp. Though they didn’t need to win, this was their chance to crown their title defence with one last home victory.

Konstantinos Mavropanos was playing for Stuttgart on the day, and he’d had a rough afternoon – completing 58% of his passes and being dribbled past five times. But it got worse when Kingsley Coman decided to hit him in the face.

Coman seemed to be taking issue with Mavropanos holding him, and lashed out at the Arsenal loanee. The referee proceeded to send him off.

You can watch the incident from 1:36 in the linked video.

The obvious positive of the red card was that Stuttgart managed to grind out the final minutes of injury time against 10 men to secure an important point.

That point leaves Stuttgart in 16th, which is the promotion-relegation play-off place.

They’re three points ahead of 17th (the first automatic relegation place) and three points behind 15th and safety. With one game remaining, it could be a dramatic final day.

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