It simply wasn’t to be. The 2-1 defeat in the first leg, the heavy toll of injuries in the last few weeks, bad luck and some unfortunate refereeing decisions in the second leg – everything seemed to go against FC Bayern. The boys fought heroically, but it’s Real Madrid who advance to the Champions League semi-finals. Here’s what chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had to say after the match. Ladies and gentlemen, dear players, dear Carlo and training staff, I bid you a warm welcome. Today we have all been witness to a dramatic, emotional and fantastic game of football. When you look at today’s game as a whole, I almost find myself asking what these associations actually do? We had six referees out there on the pitch. Six referees! We lost a player to a second yellow card for something that wasn’t even a foul. Two of the goals we conceded were offside, and they were quite clearly offside. We had an offside call given against Robert when he would’ve been clean through on goal. I have to say, today I feel a true sense of rage for the first time, because we were screwed over. We were screwed over tonight, well and truly. However, I would still like to thank the team. I think back to the problems we had before the game – with Mats, Jerome, Robert and also with Manuel Neuer, who picked up a bad injury today and will be out for eight weeks. He fractured his foot in the build-up to their third goal, which was actually offside. With all that in mind, I can say only one thing: we have a great team. We have a great team with brilliant character. Strong and clear words from the chairman! Overall, it was a more than unlucky evening for FC Bayern, and the nasty injury to Manuel Neuer is added cause for unhappiness. The first diagnosis is a fractured foot, which would see him out for eight weeks. A more definitive diagnosis will come after Manuel and the team return to Munich and he can undergo full scans and assessments.