Bayern Munich and Germany captain Manuel Neuer hobbled to the podium to lift his fifth Bundesliga trophy at the Allianz Area in Munich on Saturday afternoon; despite not playing
Sidelined since April with a fractured foot, Neuer was unable to return for the final game of the season. However, the 2014 World Cup winner refused to let his injury stop him from joining in the Bundesliga title winning revelry. His left foot strapped up in a moon boot and wielding two crutches, the five-time UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year gamely soldiered on to join in the celebrations.
Crutches won't stop Manuel Neuer from getting involved in the celebrations. pic.twitter.com/3Sx05QSSTO— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) May 20, 2017
Just over five years ago in 2012, Chelsea won the Champions League against Bayern Munich, in Munich, a match in which Neuer was unable to prevent the Blues from winning the trophy via a penalty shoot-out. As Didier Drogba reeled away to the opposite end of the ground to celebrate with the travelling fans, club captain John Terry emerged dressed in his full playing kit, despite missing the match through suspension.
Terry lifted the trophy with his teammates, despite not playing a part in the final.
John terry at the royal wedding pic.twitter.com/GnqMDbDgTP— Tony Steele Massacre (@Tonyred78) May 16, 2013