Neuer in training ahead of Real clash
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is back in training ahead of the club’s Champions League semifinal at Real Madrid.
Neuer, 28, had missed Bayern’s last two matches against Kaiserslautern in the DFB-Pokal and at Eintracht Braunschweig in the Bundesliga with a calf injury suffered in the club’s 3-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
But during the Easter weekend, Neuer, who had been replaced by the 20-year old Lukas Raeder, resumed light training with the ball and on Tuesday morning boarded the plane to Madrid, just like his teammate David Alaba, who sat out the Braunschweig clash with a cold.
Meanwhile, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has urged the title holders to at least score one goal at the Bernabeu.
On Wednesday, Bayern Munich continue their bid for their fourth Champions League final in five seasons, and CEO Rummenigge knows that scoring an away goal could be vital on their way to Lisbon.
"We need to score at least one goal. That’s what we learned from Dortmund’s meetings with Real Madrid," he told the club's official website, referring to Dortmund’s 3-0 defeat at the Bernabeu in the first leg of the quarterfinals, and added that he hopes that Madrid will be able to field their best XI.
"The semifinal is a huge spectacle and it’ll be watched all over the globe. So we want to see all the best players."