Diego Godin will miss Bayern Munich's visit to the Calderon on Wednesday as it was confirmed on Friday afternoon that he had suffered a hamstring tear in his right leg. Godin is also a doubt for the return leg at the Allianz Arena in Munich six days later.
The Uruguayan defender was forced off after just 11 minutes during Atletico's impressive 1-0 victory over at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday night at the San Mames. Considered by many as one of Atletico's spiritual leaders, he looked despondent on the bench as he watched his side keep pace with Barcelona atop La Liga.
MEDICAL. @DiegoGodin suffers a grade I-II muscle injury to the biceps femoris of the posterior face of the right thigh.— Atleti English (@atletienglish) April 22, 2016
During his press conference ahead of Malaga's trip to the Vicente Calderon, Diego Simeone said, "Without Godin we lose a leader,
"He is a really important man within the group, but at the same we have players who are doing well, and Gimenez is back with us. We hope to have [Godin] back as soon as possible, and in the best way. For now there are other players who are doing very well."
Simeone has Lucas Hernandez, Stefan Savic and a returning Jose Gimenez to choose from as Atletico look to repeat and improve on their Champions League run in 2013-14 that took them all the way to the final. It is a task that is made even more difficult with news of Godin's absence.