Injury concerns for Bayern Munich

Injury concerns for Bayern Munich

17 Aug 2017, 14:30

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has conceded his side has injury concerns ahead of Bundesliga opener.

The German giants will face Bayer Leverkusen on Friday with manager saying he will decide line up at last minute. Munich have injury list to contend with as his star-studded champions kick off the new Bundesliga season, a concern for the Champions. Under Ancelotti, Bayern dominated the German league at a canter last season as they went on to clinch a fifth successive title. They were top of the table for all bar three weeks, when RB Leipzig briefly usurped them last November, before finishing up as winners with a 15-point margin in May.

Munich are already  missing Germany's World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm and midfield general Xabi Alonso, who have both retired, while Brazil winger Douglas Costa has been sold to Juventus. Ancelotti is also without playmaker Thiago Alcantara and new signing James Rodriguez, who is on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid, after picking up injuries in pre-season. Defenders Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez are out with leg knocks.

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