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Poldi and Schweini sidelined

Enforced changes for Schalke on Sunday

Bayern have set off from Munich to face Schalke 04 in one of the Bundesliga’s highlight fixtures needing to compensate for a couple of injury headaches. Both Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski will be missing when the champions take to the Veltins Arena turf in Gelsenkirchen on Sunday.

“Lukas has back problems and he’s simply not in contention. Bastian is still troubled by the shin injury he collected against Fiorentina,” coach Jürgen Klinsmann informed fcbayern.de after final training at the Säbener Strasse on Saturday.

Toni restored

Luca Toni will return to his usual position at centre-forward in place of Podolski. “He’ll start tomorrow,” Klinsmann announced. The Bayern coach named Toni Kroos and José Sosa as possible stand-ins for Schweinsteiger in midfield.