Franck Ribery is paying the price for playing on with an injury on his return from an eight-month lay-off, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has revealed.
The Frenchman ended a lengthy spell on the sidelines by scoring in a 3-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach in December.
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A few days later he started Bayern's Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb, only to be withdrawn at half-time. The 32-year-old has not appeared since.
"I spoke to Franck after the press conference before the Monchengladbach...
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has warned about the size of the task his side face when they travel to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, with Stefan Kiessling his reference.
The 6ft 3in forward will lead Leverkusen's attack at the BayArena against a depleted Bayern defence which Guardiola hopes will be able to hold firm.
Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez, Medhi Benatia and new recruit Serdar Tasci are all absent, although Guardiola admits that even with a free choice of defenders, they would struggle with...
Pep Guardiola says he is "like a woman" and will be able to juggle his current role at Bayern Munich with preparations for life at Manchester City from the summer.
City confirmed Guardiola's appointment on a three-year contract on Monday, ending months of speculation over where his next destination would be, with Chelsea and Manchester United also linked with him.
The Catalan, who said on Friday that the first contact with City came "in May or June," faces the challenge of ensuring his final season...
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insists that team spirit has not been affected by Pep Guardiola's decision to quit the club at the end of the season.
Guardiola announced he would leave Bayern in the summer at the end of his contract when the Bundesliga's winter break began in December.
His decision to quit did not affect his team upon their return to action last month, with wins over Hamburg and Hoffenheim keeping them eight points clear of Dortmund at the top of the table.
But on Monday, Guardiola...