Debuts for FCB duo

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Bayern's match away to Borussia Mönchengladbach was special for Marco Friedl and Kwasi Okyere Wriedt. The two youngsters, who usually play for the Bayern reserves, made their Bundesliga debuts on Saturday evening. Friedl only made his competitive debut on Wednesday, when the 19-year-old was fielded against Anderlecht, whereas Wriedt made his pro debut in the cup match against RB Leipzig at the end of October.

All-clear for James and Bernat

Juan Bernat and James Rodríguez had to be subbed off in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Bernat, who made his comeback against Augsburg after three months on the sidelines, was replaced with a thigh problem "to avoid another injury," declared Jupp Heynckes after the final whistle. James sustained "a minor concussion in all probability, but we'll have to wait for the diagnosis," according to Heynckes.

Zé Roberto retires

Former Bayern pro Zé Roberto will hang up his boots at 43 years of age. The midfielder will retire at the end of the season at the beginning of December, his club Palmeiras announced on Saturday. Zé Roberto started his career at Portuguesa in his home town São Paulo. The Brazilian had his greatest successes in the Bundesliga, playing for Bayer Leverkusen from 1998 to 2002, for FC Bayern from 2002 to 2006 and 2007 to 2009 and for Hamburger SV from 2009 to 2011. Zé Roberto made 169 Bundesliga appearances for FC Bayern, winning four German championship titles.


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