'Robbery' out of Bremen trip

2015-03-13 09:49
Arjen Robben (AFP)

Munich - Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, who both picked up injuries in Bayern Munich's midweek 7-0 Champions League rout of Shakhtar Donetsk, will miss Saturday's Bundesliga journey to Werder Bremen, the club confirmed on Thursday.

French winger Ribery suffered a right ankle injury which saw him limp off ten minutes after scoring Bayern's third goal of the night.

The 31-year-old later declared to the press he would "play again at the end of the week" but club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mller-Wohlfahrt decided otherwise and signed the French winger off until Monday.

Dutch midfielder Robben was forced off with a pinched nerve in his back after 19 minutes, and will also resume training on Monday.

Bayern qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the fourth consecutive year in Munich on Wednesday night and are also flying high in the Bundesliga with an 11-point advantage over Wolfsburg.

After scoring 32 goals in their last seven matches, the Bundesliga champions travel to mid-table Werder Bremen, who Pep Guardiola's side beat 6-0 in their last meeting.

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