BAYERN MUNICH have suffered fresh agony as it was revealed Manuel Neuer broke his foot against Real Madrid.
The German giants were left furious after a string of controversial decisions saw them knocked out of the Champions League.
And now Bayern have been hit with the news their No1 will be out for the rest of the season with a fracture.
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A club statement said: “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.”
Bayern were defeated 4-2 after extra-time at the Bernebeu and Neuer injured his foot in the build up to Cristiano Ronaldo’s third goal.
The German international will now miss the remainder of the Bundesliga season and Bayern’s DFB Pokal semi-final clash with Borussia Dortmund next week.
Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was quick to defend his players after their loss and instead blamed bad refereeing decisions for their elimination.
Rummenigge said: “Our team gave it everything, you mustn’t forget that some of our players had knocks.
“If you look at the displays turned in by (Jerome) Boateng, (Robert) Lewandowski (both of whom had faced races to be fit for the clash due to thigh and shoulder injuries respectively) or Manuel Neuer I can only take my hat off.
“It was magnificent football, but unfortunately the refereeing decisions went against us.
“The red card was a heavy blow of course. But if you blame the team you’ve seen the wrong match. It was a superb game.”