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Kroos and Robben ruled out with flu

Postby FCBayernNews » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:50 pm

The Bayern party which set off on Tuesday morning for the following evening's Champions League Group A meeting with Manchester City lacked Arjen Robben and Toni Kroos, as both attacking players were ruled out with the flu. Long-term absentees Bastian Schweinsteiger and Breno also remained in Munich.

Coach Jupp Heynckes thus supervises an 18-strong squad for the match in the north-west of England, where despite having already won the group, the Bavarians intend "to give a good account of ourselves," according to Christian Nerlinger. "We can approach the game in a relatively relaxed frame of mind, but we'll still do whatever it takes to come back home with the points," declared club captain Philipp Lahm shortly before take-off from Munich airport.

Delay due to traffic

Lahm and his team-mates know they face a stiff task against powerful opponents, who comfortably lead the English Premier League but are on the brink of elimination from the Champions League. City must beat Bayern to keep alive their hopes of the last 16, but the Blues are in any case dependent on the outcome in the parallel match between Villarreal and Napoli.

After a delay of approximately half an hour due to heavy traffic in the vicinity of the airport, the plane bearing the Bayern party took off at around 11 am, with an estimated flight time of just over two hours. The weather forecast in Manchester is similar to that in Munich, with typical late autumn temperatures around 5°C and plentiful showers. Wednesday's conditions are likely to be similar.

2,600 travelling fans

The day's schedule sees the pre-match news conference in mid-afternoon, before Heynckes supervises his men in a final training session at Etihad Stadium in the early evening. Some 2,600 fans are expected to support Germany's biggest club at Wednesday evening's game, and the players are determined to reward the faithful for their efforts and long journey. "We're elite sportsmen and we want to win every match," Lahm said.
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