Bayern could be without key duo for Frankfurt game

Bayern Munich host Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday as Hansi Flick’s side will be aiming to maintain or extend their four point lead over Borussia Dortmund at the top.

The record champions of Germany returned to action with a 2-0 win away to Union Berlin as the 2019-20 Bundesliga season restarted after a two-month lay-off amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Robert Lewandowski tucked away a penalty before Benjamin Pavard headed home their second with what were the Bavarians’ only two shots on target during the 90 minutes. And prior to this weekend’s game, training has been disrupted with injuries to two key players, making them both a doubt tomorrow.

Bayern Munich may be without both Thiago Alcantara and Serge Gnabry for the visit of Frankfurt this weekend as both have been carrying injuries this week.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, head coach Hansi Flick gave an injury update on both midfielders, quoted by the Bild as saying:

“Regarding Thiago, we’ll have to wait and see. Things are not quite going in the direction we’d like them to go with him.”

Hansi Flick was a lot more confident about Serge Gnabry being able to play, despite confirming the forward has been carrying an injury this week, adding:

“Things are looking quite good with Serge. We’ll wait and hope to have both of them with us. If we don’t, we’ll still be able to field 11 players.”

The Bayern Munich head coach has a number of options to rotate players in should either or both be unavailable when they host Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday evening.

Kingsley Coman, Ivan Perisic and Michael Cuisance all made appearances from the substitutes bench in Berlin last weekend.