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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer to miss rest of season

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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his left foot during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg defeat by Real Madrid on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 31-year-old Neuer sustained the injury during Cristiano Ronaldo’s third goal in extra time.

Bayern, who were 1-2 down from the home first leg tie, had won 2-1 in Madrid to draw the pairing level at 3-3.

The German champions however crumbled in extra time to lose 3-6 on aggregate.

 

 

“I am sad that I will not be available to the team for the season finale,” the Germany keeper told Bayern’s website.

“Now I am concentrating on getting back to full health as soon as possible.’’

Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern are closing in on a fifth successive Bundesliga title.

They are eight points clear at the top of the table with five games remaining.

 

 

Sven Ulreich, a 28-year-old former Stuttgart goalkeeper, is likely to deputise for Neuer for the rest of the season.

Bayern are at home to relegation-threatened Mainz on Saturday (14:30 BST).(NAN)

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