“Bayern will have to make do without James Rodriguez for the coming weeks,” it said in a brief statement.
It was a warning that understandably went unheeded by thousands of South Americans on the streets of Kazan in the early hours of Monday, as they celebrated an emphatic 3-0 victory that breathed new life into their campaign.
It was a nightmarish afternoon for the goalkeepers who were at fault for all three goals
Real, without Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo for the trip to the Cornella-El Prat stadium, made it four wins from four this season
Much had been made of Brazil's perceived mental frailties ahead of the match, with players coming under fire for crying during renditions of the national anthem and Scolari's decision to call in a sports psychologist grabbing headlines
The 22-year-old Monaco playmaker added a second early in the second half, sending him to the top of the scorers chart with five goals and confirming his emergence as one of the players of the tournament