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Bayern Munich coach Kovac admits using time wasting tactics at Liverpool

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac admits using time wasting tactics during their 0-0 draw at Champions League opponents Liverpool.

Kovac admits Javi Martinez feigned cramp to "waste time" during the round 16 first-leg.

Kovac claimed the Spain midfielder's dramatic "bit of acting" was all part of the game - and helped the Bundesliga champions keep "calm" as the Reds pressed for a winner.

He told Sky Deutschland: “We all know the drill. It's close to the final whistle and you try to waste a bit of time.

“Javi has good performance data, meaning he couldn't have even had a cramp. That's all a bit of acting.

“Recently in Berlin, Kingsley Coman also pretended to have a cramp but he didn't.

“We have to bring calmness in the game. They do it well, they have the experience for that."

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