Franz Beckenbauer has retracted his "pensioner" dig at Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon.
"I retract my words," Beckenbauer said.
"When you are live on television then you can say foolish things. But I was just referring to the two goals that he conceded in Munich, especially the first, and not his career.
"I tried to be ironic, saying that Alaba shot from 120 metres away, but the joke was not understood. Unfortunately you can't cancel out words spoken on television.
"Buffon is no longer a kid, but he remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world."