Thursday, 27 April, 2017

Bayern's Neuer out for rest of season with foot fracture

Riot police clash with Bayern fans in the tribunes during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs FC Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid in Madrid POLL: Champions League predictions
Nellie Chapman | 21 April, 2017, 19:58

It was one between Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, the two most influential players of the Real Madrid changing room who, after an exchange of compliments, they asked him, without reservation, to sign for Los Blancos.

There were other contentious decisions on the night, including Casemiro avoiding a red card for a late foul on Bayern's Arjen Robben when already booked and an offside against Robert Lewandowski in the second half when the Polish striker was well placed.

"I think he'll go on for a long, long time. The referee put us out of the Champions League".

Ronaldo has been unstoppable, scoring all over the continent, from forty-four goals in Madrid to three in London, four in Munich and even a couple in Moscow.

"He sustained the injury during the third goal, which was offside".

Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti also criticized the referee's performance after the game, while his players were unanimous in pinning the blame for the defeat on Kassai.

Vidal appeared to mainly get the ball in his challenge on Asensio, although he could have received a second yellow earlier for a foul on Casemiro.

However, Martin Schmidt's side are 15th, only avoiding the relegation places on goal difference, although they broke a five-match losing streak with a 1-0 win home to Hertha Berlin last weekend.

Bayern boast a commanding eight-point lead over RB Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga and face rivals Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal next Wednesday. "We were robbed", Neuer said.

Their joint retirements signal the end of an era at Bayern, with time also running out for veteran wingers Franck Ribery, 34, and Arjen Robben, 33, who both have contracts until June 2018. In Tuesday's second leg alone, Madrid had 12 attempts on target, compared to two for the visitors.