Benatia and Ribéry sidelined

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Bayern players Mehdi Benatia (28) and Franck Ribéry (32) were both substituted due to injury in the UEFA Champions League group stage fixture in Zagreb last Wednesday. Following thorough medical examinations, chief medical officer Dr Volker Braun has diagnosed both players with strained muscles.

Both Mehdi Benatia and Franck Ribéry are sidelined for the time being and unavailable for selection for the remaining three matches prior to the winter break (at home to Ingolstadt, at home to Darmstadt in the DFB Cup, and away to Hannover).


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