Bayern ace suffers injury scare
Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac faces an anxious wait after Manuel Neuer appeared to suffer a recurrence of a calf injury.
The 4-1 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf moved Bayern back to the top of the Bundesliga table by one point over Borussia Dortmund but it came at a cost as goalkeeper Neuer had to be replaced by Sven Ulreich early in the second half.
Kingsley Coman scored twice and there were also goals for Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka. Fortuna's consolation came from a late Dodi Lukebakio penalty.
In his post-match press conference, Kovac admitted Neuer faced tests on the injury before a diagnosis could be made.
Then in quotes reported on the Bayern Munich website, Kovac said: "It's the same calf that he had problems with last time. We'll examine it tomorrow and hope of course that it's nothing serious."
On the win over Fortuna, Kovac added: "I believe that we have approached this game very seriously and have also taken a deserved victory.
"The team has done very well, so we are now again leaders in the table - we do not want to give that away."
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