Neuer out Rostov trip
BAYERN MUNICH head to Russia for tomorrow morning’s Champions League clash against Rostov without goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (pix) and with a trio of other stars also out injured.
Germany’s captain is suffering from a calf problem picked up in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund and missed training on Monday, the German champions said.
In Neuer’s absence Sven Ulreich will deputise in Russia.
Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti is also set to again be without Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, who returned from international duty last week with a leg injury.
Spain’s Javi Martinez and Dutch winger Arjen Robben are also set to miss the match with thigh injuries, while there are murmurs of friction within the star-studded Bayern squad.
Bayern secured their last-16 place in the Champions League for the ninth consecutive season with a 2-1 win at PSV Eindhoven three weeks ago.
But they need a win at Rostov, northeast of Moscow, to stay in touch with Group D leaders Atletico Madrid, who they host at Allianz Arena on December 6.
Second-placed Bayern lag three points behind Atletico and are struggling for goals.