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Ribéry doubtful, Dante sidelined for Plzen clash

Franck Ribéry has sustained a minor injury and is rated doubtful for the midweek Champions League meeting with Viktoria Plzen. The European Player of the Year turned his right ankle and picked up a sprain in Bayern’s final pre-match training session prior to the weekend clash with Mainz 05. Ribéry sat out the Bundesliga fixture as a precaution. “It's nothing serious and I wanted to play, but the doc said it was too much of a risk,” reported Ribéry, who is still hopeful of featuring in Wednesday’s Allianz Arena contest against the Czech side.

Ten to 14-day lay-off for Dante

Another name appeared on the club’s injury roster after the meeting with Mainz. Shortly before the end of the first half, centre-back Dante sustained a deep cut to his left ankle in a challenge with Mainz midfielder Zdenek Pospech and gave way to David Alaba before half-time. Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt stitched the Brazilian’s wound during the interval, but the player will be sidelined for 10 to 14 days.