Lewandowski denies assault claim

Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski has denied assaulting a teenager after being accused of striking a 17-year-old who taunted him.

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The teenager claimed that Lewandowski, who has agreed to join Bayern Munich in the summer, struck him on the head in response to a rude gesture.

Bild claims Lewandowski has been reported to police by the youngster, who also gave the newspaper his account of the incident.

But 25-year-old Polish striker Lewandowski has denied he was overly aggressive.

In a note on his Facebook page, Lewandowski wrote: "I have been forced to react to what happened outside my house before the media make a big deal out of it.

"It's not up to me to teach 17-year-olds, who only act tough when they are in groups, how to behave, but I won't allow my family to be insulted.

"At the same time I want to make it clear that I did not resort to violence against the people who offended my private sphere.

"I hope this remains an isolated incident and that I can focus fully on playing the second half of the season for Borussia in peace and quiet."

Dortmund general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke has pledged the club's support, saying: "Robert swears he did not touch the boy in the face or hit him and I believe Robert 100 per cent."

Lewandowski plays his first game for Dortmund since his move to Bayern was confirmed when he faces Augsburg on Saturday.

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