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Mislintat expresses concern for Wamangituka: "Our first suspicion is a serious knee injury"

By Peter Vice

The highly anticipated duel between Stuttgart's Silas Wamangituka and Bayern's Alphonso Davies, after some early intrigue, didn't end up materializing on Saturday.

Davies was sent off on a straight red in the 12th minute of the fixture whilst Wamangituka had to be subbed off in the 35th. 

VfB sporting director Sven Mislintat confirmed after the match the club fears for its Congolese super striker. 

Silas Wamangituka.
Silas Wamangituka.Photo: Jeollo, Vfb-exklusiv.de, CC BY-SA 3.0

Silas Wamangituka, the undisputed beating heart of VfB Stuttgart's season, stood no chance of staying on after coming out worse for where in a 31st minute challenge with Bayern's David Alaba.

The 21-year-old Congolese striker had to be subbed off four minutes later, unable to walk off on his own power. Two VfB members of the medical staff assisted him. 

While no official diagnosis can be made so early, the club's sporting director did not appear hopeful speaking to the Sky microphones afterwards. 

"It is already the case that we're worried about him," Sven Mislintat told his interview afterward, "our first suspicion is a serious knee injury." 

Stuttgart may be in no real danger of getting relegated, but it would prove difficult indeed to sustain their hopes for Europe absent their best player. Wamangituka has tallied 11 times and recorded five assists this season.

FC Bayern
1Manuel Neuer (C)
5Benjamin Pavard
17Jérôme Boateng
4Niklas Süle
19Alphonso Davies
18Leon Goretzka
27David Alaba
10Leroy Sané ↩83
25Thomas Müller ↩83
7Serge Gnabry ↩60
9Robert Lewandowski ↩70
35Alexander Nübel
13E. Choupo-Moting ↪70
29Kingsley Coman ↪60
20Bouna Sarr
21Lucas Hernández
8Javi Martínez ↪83
22Marc Roca
28Tiago Filipe Oliveira Dantas
42Jamal Musiala ↪83
1Gregor Kobel
5Konstantinos Mavropanos
2Waldemar Anton
4Marc-Oliver Kempf
14Silas Wamangituka ↩35
32Naouirou Ahamada ↩46
3Wataru Endo ↩77
24Borna Sosa ↩46
8Gonzalo Castro (C) ↩76
7Tanguy Coulibaly
9Sasa Kalajdzic
33Fabian Bredlow
22Nicolás González ↪46
15Pascal Stenzel
16Atakan Karazor ↪77
10Daniel Didavi ↪76
20Philipp Förster ↪46
21Phillipp Klement
30Roberto Massimo
31Mateo Klimowicz ↪35

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