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Kane & Coman in, Neuer out for Bayern forward of Dortmund conflict


Bayern Munich have been handed a well timed enhance with the return of forwards Harry Kane and Kingsley Coman for his or her Bundesliga conflict in opposition to rivals Borussia Dortmund, supervisor Thomas Tuchel stated.

England captain Kane missed his nation’s pleasant matches in opposition to Brazil and Belgium after sustaining an ankle damage throughout Bayern’s 5-2 win at Darmstadt, whereas Frenchman Coman has been out for 2 months with a ligament tear in his left knee.

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Nevertheless, Bayern captain and first selection goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been dominated out of Der Klassiker after he picked up a muscle pressure in his left adductor whereas coaching with the German nationwide staff final week.

Reigning champions Bayern, 10 factors adrift of Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen, host fourth-placed Dortmund on Saturday earlier than visiting Heidenheim on April 6. They journey to Arsenal within the Champions League quarterfinal first leg on April 9.

“Harry skilled totally with the staff yesterday, has stepped issues up every day. It is all nice, he’ll play,” Tuchel informed a information convention on Friday.

“King [Coman] is a big issue for us and shall be again within the matchday squad. Serge Gnabry can also be again. Each are massively essential for us. Our choices up entrance are getting greater and the competitors for locations ought to hopefully enhance high quality.

“Neuer is out. Aleks Pavlovic is sadly not out there. Raphaël Guerreiro additionally is not again but. And Sacha Boey bought injured through the week. These 4 are out.”

Tuchel was hopeful Neuer would return in opposition to Heidenheim.

“It is nothing to do with threat. The ache is just too nice. We hope every week is sufficient and he’ll be in objective in opposition to Heidenheim,” the German stated.

Tuchel, who managed Dortmund from 2015-2017, stated he expects a tricky contest between Bayern and his former aspect.

“It is an emotional recreation, an essential recreation within the Bundesliga with a giant rivalry and historical past,” he stated.

“I am anticipating an opponent that wishes to win. Dortmund are excellent in assault, very versatile up entrance. They need to have the ball. It will be an open recreation.

“There is a good temper and environment. We had been excellent in assault in current video games. We need to win.”