Herber blow for Bayern! The record champions had to replace Corentin Tolisso on Saturday after 40 minutes. Later it also hit Rafinha. Meanwhile, the diagnosis is fixed for both players.
Munich – Bayern suffered a bitter loss in their 3-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen at home in the Allianz Arena. After a duel with Kevin Volland in the 39th minute remained Corentin Tolisso (24) injured, was first examined briefly on the court and then had to be replaced, supported by two supervisors, replaced. Meanwhile, it is clear: The Frenchman has suffered a cruciate ligament rupture, fails several months, This was announced by Bayern on Saturday night.
The midfielder had buckled off in the duel with his right knee, had then immediately held the knee and went to the floor with a pain-distorted face. Tolisso signaled directly that he had to be replaced. Leverkusen Volland had apologized immediately to the world champion.
Bayern: cruciate ligament injury in Corentin Tolisso
Even after the halftime break, the 24-year-old had been in the Bayern cabin, where he was examined. An accurate diagnosis was still pending, but Niko Kovac had the following presumption after whistle: "It could be that in Tolisso the cruciate ligament is affected," the coach said after the game. In the evening another nuclear spin examination took place, which confirmed the worst fears.
Corentin Tolisso was the last of the Bayern players in the team training. He was on Saturday for the first time this season in the starting eleven of Bayern.
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Bayern: Rafinha fouled by Bellarabi – Hoeneß pissed off
Also Rafinha had to take a neat and was also replaced after a bad foul on him. The Leverkusen player Karim Bellarabi had kicked the Brazilian in the 81st minute from the back of the Achilles tendon area, whereupon Rafinha was bent over and injured. Not only for Rafinha was the end of the game at this moment – also Bellarabi had to get out. Referee Tobias Welz had shown him the red card after this unsportsmanlike action. In the evening confirmed: Rafinha has suffered an injury on the inside band, FC Bayern is also missing for the time being.
Uli Hoeness was visibly angry after the game: "The foul of Bellarabi was mentally ill, he wanted to hurt him deliberately, who has been locked for three months for stupidity."
Arjen Robben was also concerned after the game over the loss – especially since there are important games to come. "It is very bitter, especially Corentin Tolisso looks very bad," said the Dutchman after the game in an interview Sky, "We need all players."
The game of Bayern against Bayer Leverkusen can be read here in the ticker. During the game, there was also another action: Franck Ribéry was exhausted with a taxi before the final whistle.