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Van Bommel out of Rome trip

Demichelis set to resume squad duty

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It was a completely normal Sunday at Bayern. The players who featured in the previous day's draw with Leverkusen performed regeneration exercises. Daniel van Buyten jogged around the training facility a couple of times, while the goalkeepers reported to specialist coach Frans Hoek. The rest of the squad sweated away under close supervision from Louis van Gaal's assistant coaches, focusing on passing and a practice match - and this six-strong group was of great interest in view of Tuesday's Champions League meeting with Roma.

Alongside Franck Ribéry, Hamit Altintop & Co, Martin Demichelis was also on the practice ground, resuming training after a week out with injury, The Argentine, who felt a hamstring go tight during the league meeting with Nürnberg, is set to return to the match day squad for the clash in Rome. "I think he'll travel with us," Van Gaal informed, although the coaching staff will first wait and see whether the defender suffers a reaction to his injury.

Van Bommel still sidelined

Demichelis‘ probable return to the squad was the good news on Sunday. By contrast, the clash in the Eternal City comes too early for Mark van Bommel (knee). The club captain will refrain from making the trip to Italy, Van Gaal said, meaning FCB are without six players in midweek. Arjen Robben, Ivica Olic, Holger Badstuber and Miroslav Klose are injured, and Bastian Schweinsteiger misses out with suspension.