Bayern Munich Vs. Napoli, 2011 Champions League: Bastian Schweinsteiger Leaves Match With Shoulder Injury

Bastian Schweinsteiger was forced to leave Bayern Munich's Champions League match against Napoli with an injury in the 53rd minute. The midfielder looked to be in extreme pain and was taken directly to the hospital. According to various reports, Schweinsteiger has suffered a separated shoulder, caused by a collision with Camilo Zuniga, and will likely miss 6-12 weeks. The difference to Bayern was immediate, with the Germans having lost a definite spark in their side.

Meanwhile, the match has gone a bit feisty. Zuniga collected two yellow cards within two minutes, bringing Napoli down to ten men after a high kick on Franck Ribery. Less than ten minutes later, Holger Badstuber picked up his second yellow of the match after a foul on Edinson Cavani. With both teams down to ten men, Federico Fernandez was able to get his second goal, yet another header caused by Bayern Munich's poor set piece defending. I'm going to start calling them the Aston Villa of the Bundesliga.

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