Previous
Swansea City
Manchester United
ESPN3 6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Manchester City
Wolverhampton Wanderers
ESPN3 7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Arsenal
Norwich City
ESPN3 6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Internazionale
Sampdoria
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Murcia
Barcelona
7:30 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Real Zaragoza
Valencia
6:30 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
1. FC Magdeburg
Borussia Dortmund
ESPN3 6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
FC Union Berlin
ESPN3 4:30 PM UTC
Game Details
AFC Bournemouth
Middlesbrough
ESPN3 6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Bristol City
Crystal Palace
ESPN3 6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Leicester City
Leeds United
ESPN3 6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Next
Hamburg SVHamburg SV
Bayern MunichBayern Munich
0
1
FT
Game Details

Ribery hopes for early March return

Franck Ribery has revealed to Sky that he hopes to return to the Bayern Munich squad in early March, and the forward could be in line to face Arsenal in the second leg of their Champions league tie.

Ribery is recovering from surgery on a gluteal muscle.
Franck Ribery finished third in the 2013 Ballon d'Or awards despite winning the Treble with Bayern.

• Delaney: 50-50 moments
• Brewin: Three things

The 2013 European Footballer of the Year missed Bayern’s 2-0 Champions League victory over the Gunners on Wednesday following an operation to repair a blood vessel in his buttock in early February, but is back in training for Pep Guardiola’s side.

"I feel fine again. I am back to running on the training pitch. I like to be around my colleagues, want to play all the time," AZ reported the 30-year-old as saying during the Sky Champions League coverage on Wednesday.

Bayern hope to have the France international back on board for the return leg against Arsene Wenger's men on March 11, but the 2013 Ballon d’Or finalist hopes to return in time for the Bundesliga leaders’ home league game against in-form Schalke on March 1.

"The last two days of running went pretty well," Ribery said. "Why not [return] against Schalke? Should my team need me and I am feeling fine, I will be there."

Ribery, however, will most likely not join up with his national side for their friendly against the Netherlands on March 5: "I don’t think so. I don’t want to risk anything. I enjoy playing for my country, but this is only a friendly after all."

Bayern have taken firm control of the last-16 tie against Arsenal, and currently lead the Bundesliga by 16 points.

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.