Neuer out Ros­tov trip

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

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.

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