Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund's star Mario Goetze suffers ankle injury, ruled out for six weeks
Mario Goetze was fouled by Schalke's Daniel Caligiuri in the 78th minute and had to be replaced by Gonzalo Castro as he was unable to continue.
Berlin: Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Goetze has been ruled out for six weeks due to an injury, the Bundesliga football club confirmed in an official statement.
The 25-year-old Germany international sustained a torn ligament in his ankle in Saturday's dramatic 4-4 draw against rivals Schalke, reports Xinhua.
Goetze was fouled by Schalke's Daniel Caligiuri in the 78th minute and had to be replaced by Gonzalo Castro as he was unable to continue.
According to the club's official statement, the "BVB" will be without Goetze for "six weeks".
His comeback is set for 14 January when Dortmund encounter Wolfsburg at the 18th round in Bundesliga.
The struggling eight-time German champions currently are at fifth place in the standings as they wait for their first win since 24 October.
The French were flying, even if victory in the end was of the quintessential, economic Didier Deschamps blueprint.
Germany are eager to avoid a repeat of the 2018 World Cup when they finished bottom of their group and the pressure is on for Saturday's home game against Portugal.
France next face Hungary in Budapest on Saturday before rounding off Group F with another mouth-watering clash against holders Portugal on 23 June.