Douglas Costa sidelined against Hertha

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FC Bayern will be without Douglas Costa in the Bundesliga home match against Hertha Berlin. The Brazilian international has muscular problems in his right thigh following Tuesday's 4-0 Champions League victory over Olympiacos, where the 25-year-old put his side in the lead. He will miss the match against fourth-placed Hertha.

DFB women draw last game of the year

The Germany women's national team had to settle for a draw in the last international of the year. The 6,705 crowd in Duisburg saw the friendly against England end in a scoreless stalemate. FCB duo Melanie Behringer and Leonie Maier made the starting line-up, Melanie Leupolz and Sara Däbritz were brought on after half-time. Silvia Neid's team next face Turkey in a European championship qualifier on 8 April. The preparations, for which there is not yet an exact schedule, are set to begin in March.


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