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Robben out, Ribéry doubtful

FCB expect fierce derby scrap in Nuremberg

The mood in the Bayern camp is relaxed after a smooth-running AGM, and there is confidence engendered by a top-class season so far, but the Bundesliga leaders will be below full strength when they travel to Nuremberg on Saturday (Live in English from 3.30 pm CET on FCB.tv Web Radio). Arjen Robben is definitely out of the 185th all-Bavaria derby, with Franck Ribéry and Luiz Gustavo both doubtful.

Robben returned from the Netherlands’ meeting with Germany on Wednesday carrying a minor muscle strain. “He won't be available tomorrow and against Valencia," boss Jupp Heynckes announced on Friday. The fitness coaches will monitor the player’s recovery after that. Gustavo continues to be troubled by a sprain and could miss his third match in a row. “Luiz isn't in great shape. He probably won't come with us to Nuremberg," the head coach reported.

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