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Setback for scorer

Two to three-week lay-off for Altintop

Hamit Altintop’s last goal in a competitive fixture for Bayern, a thunderous strike in Brussels against Anderlecht, came on 6 March 2008. Exactly a year and a day later, the Turkey midfielder netted in the 34th minute against Hannover 96 to make the score 3-1. Altintop raced to the fans and celebrated wildly with his team-mates.

However, the afternoon was to end in gloom for the player. Some three-quarters of an hour after the final whistle, Hamit painfully made his way out of the Allianz Arena on crutches, after hobbling off the field 65 minutes into the Bundesliga clash. Following a thorough examination on Sunday, the FCB medical unit diagnosed a torn calf muscle in the right leg.