Lehmann and Subotic escape punishment

BERLIN - VfB Stuttgart's former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann and Borussia Dortmund's Serbian defender Neven Subotic will not face disciplinary action over a suspected elbowing incident, the German Football Association (DFB) said.

The DFB said in a statement on Thursday that it had dropped the investigation into a clash between the two during the first half of last weekend's Bundesliga match between their teams.

It said its disciplinary committee could not find any evidence of unsporting behaviour and that the referee had dealt with the situation by awarding Stuttgart a free kick.