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 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.
Neur said: “I am sad that I will not be available to the team for the season finale.
“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).
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