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Neuer and Götze set to face Inter

Mario Götze and Manuel Neuer will in all likelihood return to action for Bayern in Tuesday’s meeting with Inter Milan, the Reds’ second friendly on the current tour of China. “They’ll probably play against Inter,” confirmed boss Pep Guardiola at Sunday’s press conference in Shanghai. Götze missed the previous day’s 4-1 victory over FC Valencia with a tight calf, and Neuer was rested against the Spanish top flight outfit. However, both players completed the squad training session in Shanghai Stadium, as did Jérôme Boateng, who has a stomach upset. Guardiola could not say whether Boateng would be fit for the Inter clash, but Javi Martínez (knee) will definitely miss the friendly against the Nerazzurri.

Quote of the day

“Maybe they like big noses.”
(Thomas Müller on Sunday in Shanghai, asked why he is so popular among Chinese fans)

“My Chinese isn’t that good, I can say… nothing as yet. Apart from ni hao. I need to get a bit better, but hey – I still have a couple of days.”
(Müller on his Chinese language skills)