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Douglas Costa sidelined against Hertha

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.