Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac faces an anxious wait to see if Manuel Neuer faces any time on the sidelines after suffering 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.
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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.”