Previous
Red Star Belgrade
Arsenal
ESPN3 5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
AC Milan
AEK Athens
7:05 PM UTC
Game Details
BATE Borisov
FC Cologne
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Marseille
Guimaraes
ESPN3 5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
FC Zorya Luhansk
Hertha Berlin
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Östersunds FK
Athletic Bilbao
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Vardar
Real Sociedad
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Villarreal
Slavia Prague
7:05 PM UTC
Game Details
TSG Hoffenheim
Istanbul Basaksehir
7:05 PM UTC
Game Details
Brazil
Mexico
8:00 AM UTC
Game Details
United States
South Korea
12:00 AM UTC Oct 20, 2017
Game Details
Next
Bayern MunichBayern Munich
CelticCeltic
3
0
FT
Game Details

Transfer Rater: Alonso to Barca, Vardy to Chelsea

Transfers
Read

Transfer Rater: Bertrand to City, Alaba to Real

Transfers
Read

Rummenigge: We won't replace Badstuber

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out buying a replacement for injured centre-back Holger Badstuber in January.

Manuel Neuer checks on Holger Badstuber as he is carried off injured against Dortmund
Holger Badstuber has been a star for Bayern this season

Badstuber, 23, could be out for the rest of the season after suffering a cruciate ligament tear during Bayern’s game against Borussia Dortmund at the weekend.

The Germany international will undergo surgery on Monday and faces at least five months on the sidelines.

However, Rummenigge said Bayern had enough quality in their ranks not to need to buy a replacement. “Holger is sorely afflicted,” he said. “He will miss up to five months. That is something which sorely afflicts us as well.

“We don’t think we will react with a transfer. With Dante, [Jerome] Boateng and [Daniel] van Buyten, we have three more players [who can cover for Badstuber] and [Javi] Martinez can also play that position. We are well placed.”

Bayern president Uli Hoeness added: “It’s a severe injury, and we fear that he is. out for the rest of the season. Now Boateng has to prove himself.”

Badstuber - described by Bastian Schweinsteiger as “our best centre-back” - had only just come back from a muscle injury, and has been one of the key components of a Bayern defence that has only conceded six league goals.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.