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Javi Martínez sidelined

Bayern defender Javi Martínez has been diagnosed with a groin sprain sustained in the league leaders' 1-1 Bundesliga draw with FC Köln last Saturday. The 28-year-old has appeared in all his club's competitive fixtures so far this season but is now facing a lay-off and has withdrawn from the Spain squad for the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers away to Italy and Albania.