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All-clear for Alaba

The first squad workout of the day at Bayern’s winter training camp in Qatar ended with a moment of deep concern on Sunday morning. Left-back David Alaba injured his right knee while making a tackle in the practice match at the end of the session and had to break off the workout prematurely. However, the FCB medical staff sounded the all-clear shortly afterwards, as the 21-year-old has sustained nothing more serious than a painful blow. “He’s just taken a knock. It's not a big problem,” reported coach Pep Guardiola. The Austrian Player of the Year should be fit in time for Monday’s friendly meeting with Kuwait Sporting Club.