Bayern Munich’s week went from bad to worse as on top of their UEFA Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid in the quarterfinals, the club confirmed via their website (www.fcbayern.com) that their goalkeeper Manuel Never suffered a fracture in his foot.
The Bavarians had gone to the Santiago Bernabeu trailing 1-2 from the first leg and while initially it looked like they would be able to overturn the deficit, Arturo Vidal’s dismissal towards the end of regulation time changed the complexion of the tie.
The hosts scored three goals in extra-time, clearly benefitting from their man advantage and it was during Ronaldo’s third goal that Neuer was said to have fractured his foot.
The statement read:
“Manuel Neuer suffered a fracture to his left foot in the 4-2 defeat away to Real Madrid according to an initial diagnosis. The Bayern goalkeeper sustained the injury during Cristiano Ronaldo's third goal in extra-time of the Champions League quarter-final return. Neuer will undergo a thorough examination on arrival in Munich prior to a decision on the appropriate treatment.”
While the 31-year-old is expected to undergo scans in the next couple of days, there are fears that his season may be over, as he is expected to sit out for a minimum of 3-4 weeks, if not more.