Modified 25 Might 2020, 17:54 IST
Thiago Alcantara will miss Tuesday’s Klassiker between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
Head coach Hansi Flick confirmed the midfielder won’t be obtainable for the sport at Sign Iduna Park after being pressured to overlook Monday’s coaching session.
“Thiago did not prepare,” Flick advised reporters. “Sadly, he’s dominated out for this sport. The ultimate secret concerning the line-up, I would wish to maintain to myself.”
Thiago has performed 23 instances within the league this season however sat out Saturday’s 5-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt as a result of a groin drawback.
In his absence, Flick hopes to see Leon Goretzka proceed his spectacular run of type.
“He gained loads of balls in opposition to Frankfurt and was very aggressive. That is crucial for a holding midfielder,” Flick stated.
“He has added some muscle, which has benefited his sport. Leon is growing effectively.
“He was just a little extra attacking earlier than, as a 10 or a quantity eight. However, as a six, he can showcase his power, his sprints ahead.
“He interprets issues in another way to Thiago. I am comfortable to have options on this place.”
Bayern head into the sport with a four-point lead over Dortmund on the high of the desk, with simply seven video games of the season remaining.
They’re on an eight-match profitable run in all competitions and gained the reverse fixture 4-Zero on the Allianz Area final November.
Tuesday’s sport takes place only a day after the seventh anniversary of Bayern and Dortmund’s assembly within the Champions League ultimate at Wembley in 2013, when Arjen Robben’s late objective secured the treble for Jupp Heynckes’ aspect.
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