Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben is out for the rest of the season after tearing a muscle during his side’s German Cup semi-final loss to Borussia Dortmund – while the striker Robert Lewandowski broke his jaw and nose and suffered concussion.
Bayern, who face Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals, are already without Franck Ribéry and David Alaba, while Bastian Schweinsteiger has only recently returned to action.
Robben, out of action since 23 March when he tore an abdominal muscle on his return from another injury, came on in the 68th minute of the semi-final to much applause from Bayern’s fans. But he left the field again in the 84th, clutching his calf after going down unchallenged.
Bayern subsequently confirmed that Robben had sustained a tear in his left calf muscle, ruling him out of the Barcelona game, and the rest of this season. Lewandowski, meanwhile, was hurt in a clash with the Dortmund keeper Mitch Langerak and was taken to hospital.
Bayern, who won the Bundesliga on Sunday, had their treble hopes dashed after missing all four of their penalties in the shoot-out with Dortmund.