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Gomez sidelined

Leading scorer out for two to three weeks

Mario Gomez is facing a two to three-week lay-off after rupturing a muscle in his right calf during Bayern’s 3-2 Champions League quarter-final defeat away to Fiorentina on Tuesday evening, FCB chief medical officer Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt has informed

The Germany international, currently the Munich club’s top scorer this season, will be back in contention for the home Bundesliga fixture against his former club VfB Stuttgart on 27 March at the earliest. Just a few days later, on 30 or 31 March, Bayern will contest their Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Gomez sustained the injury midway through the first half in Florence and limped off after 30 minutes, to be replaced by Germany team-mate Miroslav Klose. Apart from Gomez, FCB boss Louis van Gaal is also without Martin Demichelis for the next few weeks. The defender suffered three facial fractures while playing for Argentina against Germany in Munich last week. Left-back Diego Contento also missed Tuesday’s Champions League clash with a deep cut to the knee, sustained in the weekend draw with Köln.