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Diego Contento sidelined with injury

Pep Guardiola will have to make do without Diego Contento in the away game at FC Augsburg. The left-back damaged a ligament in his left ankle in the final pre-match training session before the Champions League game at Manchester United. That was the diagnosis following an examination by the club doctor Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt on Thursday. The 23-year-old is wearing a plaster cast at the moment and Contento will be fitted with a special shoe on Friday. If everything goes to plan with the rehab measures the defender will be able to take part in light training at the start of next week.

Green makes debut for USA

Julian Green made his international debut for the USA this week. Head coach Jürgen Klinsmann brought on the 18-year-old Bayern talent after an hour of a 2-2 draw in the friendly between USA and Mexico. Green, born in Tampa in Florida, has scored 15 goals for the Bayern reserves so far this season. Julian is hoping for the chance to go the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer.

FCB break the 14 million barrier on Facebook

FC Bayern continues to lead the way in social media. The 14 millionth fan clicked the ‘Like’ icon a couple of hours before the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Manchester United. Whether it's Brazil, Indonesia, Egypt or the USA, fans from all over the world celebrate the new record with the Reds. FC Bayern's Facebook page provides information, news, videos, photos and a unique gem in the virtual Allianz Arena. All fans have the opportunity to leave comments and communicate with each other.

FCB Youth Cup hots up

The FC Bayern Youth Cup, the international youth football tournament organised by FC Bayern and partners, and supported by the Bundesliga, is in full swing. After the Indian finals in Delhi in February, the finals were held in four other countries over the last few weeks, determining the ten best youth teams from Austria, Thailand, Japan and the USA. The talented youngsters and the partners involved - Yingli Solar, adidas, Unicredit and Trentino - can hardly wait for the grand final in Munich in May, where they will meet the best ten players of the remaining finals in China, Italy and Germany.