Jerome Boateng and Alphonso Davies suffer minor blows in 4-1 win over Chelsea

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It wouldn’t be an important Bayern Munich win without at least one injury, right? This team is constantly followed and plagued by injury gods, and the 4-1 win over Chelsea in the Champions League round of 16 second leg was no different.

Although the extent of the injuries is not entirely clear at this point, Jerome Boateng and Alphonso Davies suffered slight shocks during the game that caused them to come apart. Boateng was substituted as Davies’ injury came in stoppage time after Hansi Flick had already made all five substitutions available.

Boateng was left with an apparent knee problem after awkwardly landing from a diving header to Manuel Neuer as he was closed near Bayern’s surface midway through the second half. He was treated for a few minutes on the pitch before heading to the sidelines to continue to be evaluated by the Bayern physios. He returned to the pitch for a few minutes, but was eventually replaced by Niklas Sule in the 63rd minute. Speaking after the game, Flick said Boateng’s blow was nothing serious, according to information he got from Bayern medical staff:

Davies ended up with what looked like a case of a stoppage cramp after doing a run down the left flank. He was treated on the sidelines of the Bayern physiotherapists and did not return to the match as a precaution. There’s still no official word on Davies, so it’s assumed it was just a cramp in the calf muscle. Respectfully, Willy Caballero helped him stretch his leg when he initially touched the bridge near the Chelsea area.

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Flick also provided an update on Benjamin Pavard after the game. His future was uncertain after suffering an ankle ligament injury, but Flick is not entirely ruling out the French being involved in the tournament in Lisbon, Portugal. He called Pavard “iron”.

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