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Bayern Munich medical staff quits following loss to FC Porto

Bayern Munich's long serving medical doctor resigned today, citing criticism from the club

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Bayern Munich have had serious injury problems the last couple years. Right now in particular as they went into the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal match against FC Porto with just 14 healthy outfield players. It was a match that Bayern Munich lost 3-1 in embarassing fashion. However, the fallout from that loss has carried over to the Bayern Munich medical staff who, lead by Dr. Hans Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt resigned today with immediate effect.

Joining the long serving Bayern Munich doctor -- he has been the team doctor since 1977 -- were three of his staff citing criticism from the club.

"After FC Bayern München's Champions League match against FC Porto, the medical division was made primarily responsible for the loss for inexplicable reasons." - translation from Sueddeutsche

Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt has been an institution at Bayern Munich. In some ways, and in some circles, he's synonymous with figures like Uli Hoeneß as a Bayern Munich legend. Now he's gone.

As to the implications regarding their statement in that the club scapegoated the medical team for Bayern Munich's loss yesterday in the Champions League, there's not a whole lot to say. That's a very serious accusation. The club has yet to comment on the situation at this time.

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