Ancelotti denies rift with Ribery

FC Bayern München coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed reports of a rift between himself and veteran French winger Franck Ribery.

Reports in France suggested the two have not seen eye-to-eye since clashing during Bayern's Champions League quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid.

But Ancelotti, who has led the team to the Bundesliga title in his first season in Germany, told a press conference reports of a rift were false.

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"No, I have no problems with Franck," the Italian said ahead of their Bundesliga clash against second-placed RB Leipzig. 

"He does not understand my decisions when I'm referee in training, but I'm sure I'm the best referee at Bayern," Ancelotti joked.

Ribery has played 30 games in all competitions for the Bavarian giants this season, scoring four goals.

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