Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, after his side's loss to Inter Milan on away goals in the Champions League last-16 round, had a scuffle with Marco Materazzi after the game and has sympathised with Zinedine Zidane for his infamous head-butt on Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final.
Inter came back from 2-1 down to beat Bayern 3-2 at the Allianz Arena, which sent the Italian side through to the quarter-finals, after an enticing encounter. After the game however, there were some ugly scenes in which Schweinsteiger was involved, as was Materazzi, who was an unused substitute, and memebers of the Inter coaching staff. What was exactly said between Schweinsteiger and Materazzi is unclear, but it was definitely provocative enough for the German to sympathise with former French footballer Zinedine Zidane, who infamously head-butted Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final after an altercation.
Schweinsteiger said, I understand how Zidane felt. The Inter defender did nothing but try and provoke even from the dressing room. It wasn't the right behaviour,
He then told Blid, I can now understand Zidane. He already provoked me before the game, and also came on and insulted me after the game. Everyone knows him, as he is the same player who provokes others.
Following is the video of some unnotcied assaults by Materazzi.