Bayern Munich's Spanish midfield duo Xabi Alonso and Thiago are both fit for the season-opener and Renato Sanches is in line for a surprise debut as Carlo Ancelotti takes charge of the Bavarian giants for the first time in the Bundesliga against Werder Bremen on Friday.
"Alonso and Thiago are fit, ready and can play," Ancelotti told his first Bundesliga prematch news conference on Thursday.
And Ancelotti also said that Portuguese starlet Renato Sanches, 19, could make his long-awaited debut for...
Carlo Ancelotti insists the heat is on his Werder Bremen counterpart Viktor Skripnik and not on him as he prepares to take his Bundesliga bow as Bayern Munich coach this Friday.
The Italian replaces Pep Guardiola, who won three straight Bundesliga titles before moving to Manchester City this summer.
Prior to that, Jupp Heynckes had won an unprecedented Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League treble, meaning the expectations for more trophies are high heading into the new season.