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Neuer: I removed Bayern armband to ease the tension

Bayern Munich ace Manuel Neuer has revealed that he removed the captain's armband during Wednesday's shootout success over Bayer Leverkusen in order to ease the pressure on him.

The goalkeeper was given the armband when Philipp Lahm was replaced midway through the second half but the elected to take it off when the DFB-Pokal clash went to penalties.

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