Manuel Neuer fractures his foot

He played in Bayern's loss to Real Madrid on Tuesday

Manuel Neuer fractures his foot

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Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer fractured his foot in last night's Champions League loss to Real Madrid.

The World Cup winner was injured attemping to save a Cristiano Ronaldo effort in extra time.

The German champions released the following statement: "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 are currently eight points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and play Mainz in Munich this weekend.