Pep defends Neuer, points finger at forwards

Neuer inexplicably allowed a Raffael effort squirm over the goalline 30 minutes into the clash at the Allianz Arena on Sunday, a setback from which Bayern never recovered.

That error came just six minutes after the forced withdrawal of the injured Arjen Robben and the Bundesliga's runaway leaders lacked fluency in the final third without their Dutch star.

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