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Sven Ulreich’s real life FIFA glitch may be the worst mistake of the season

The Bayern Munich stand in goalkeeper had a complete brain freeze to let Karim Benzema score

Manuel Neuer is the undisputed best goalkeeper in the world.

And boy are Bayern Munich feeling his absence tonight.


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Manuel Neuer faces six months out of action

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Neuer hasn’t played for six months

Neuer’s stand-in Sven Ulreich has had a fairly decent season after the German number one’s double ankle break earlier on in the campaign.

But tonight he’ll want the ground to swallow him up.

No Neuer

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No Neuer

With the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid finely poised just after half time, Corentin Tolisso rolled a slow back pass back to his goalkeeper.

Karim Benzema was applying pressure but the striker was never going to intercept.

But, inexplicably, Ulreich endured the mother of all brain farts on the biggest stage of all.

The shot stopper hesitated, initially looking like he was going to pick up the back pass before realising the circumstances and the ball duly slipped under his grasp:

That handed Benzema the simple task of tapping into an unguarded net.

Heartbreak for Bayern, particularly considering how impressive they’d been all night in the Bernabeu.

The Germans had dominated throughout but were pegged by Benzema in the first half after Joshua Kimmich’s opener.


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