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Zé Roberto sidelined

Klose to travel, Ribéry doubtful for Cottbus trip

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Zé Roberto is out but Miroslav Klose will be in the Bayern party which sets off on Friday for the weekend Bundesliga clash away to Energie Cottbus. Seasoned Brazilian midfielder Ze, who has been unable to train all week with an ankle problem, managed a jog on Thursday but is not fit enough to be considered for Saturday’s meeting at the Stadium of Friendship.

“It’s a shame Zé can’t play,” lamented club captain Mark van Bommel, Ze’s usual partner in central midfield. There is also a question-mark over Franck Ribéry’s fitness after the France star broke off training on Thursday just 20 minutes into the morning session, reporting to the medical unit for treatment to a painful neck. A decision on Ribery’s fitness to face Cottbus will be taken after the final pre-match workout on Friday.