PHOTO: Star sold by Liverpool carried off injured 5 minutes into debut

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Pepe Reina's Bayern Munich career is off to a bad start.

Pepe Reina had to be helped off the field after just five minutes of a Bayern Munich friendly match.

The Spaniard has not made any competitive appearances for the German champions since signing in the summer, but was handed the nod in a match on Monday.

Bayern were playing in the Paulaner Cup, a friendly tournament against local amateur teams, running out comfortable winners.

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso also played in and scored in the tournament, and importantly came through unscathed.

The same can't be said for back-up goalkeeper Reina, who injured himself upon his first contact with the ball, kicking it up-field and feeling a pain in his calf. The Spaniard will now undergo a scan to see if there is any serious damage or whether it will heal promptly.

 

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