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Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry probably miss UCL clash against Barcelona

Sun 12 September 2021 | 12:07

Serge Gnabry will 'likely' miss Bayern Munich's Champions League match against Barcelona on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich sporting director,

Hasan Salihamidzic

says Serge Gnabry will probably miss Bayern Munich's

Champions League

opening game against Barcelona on Tuesday. 

Gnabry was forced to leave the pitch in first-half injury time during Bayern's 4-1

Bundesliga

win against RB Leipzig on Saturday due to a back injury. 

During the international break, the 26-year-old started two of Germany's three World Cup qualifying games and came in as a second-half substitution in the other.

Reus decided to withdraw from contention for

Euro 2020

but had stated that he hoped to play "an important role" for Germany in the three qualifying matches. 

"I find it surprising when you leave the national team and then play again a few days later. Our players stay and play anyway," Salihamidzic told Sky. 

"It's not the first time either. When you're injured, okay, you drop out, but otherwise... Serge Gnabry stayed there. He'll probably be out against Barcelona now, but that's just the way it is. 

"If you want to be a leader, you always have to be there. Otherwise, a team won't work. What [Joshua] Kimmich does, what [Manuel] Neuer does, what [Leon] Goretzka does – that's leadership for me. The coach can rely on that."

On Gnabry's availability to face Barcelona, he continued:

"It's getting really tight. He's been treated and it's already better. I was there today and saw him. We'll have to see if it's enough." 

The recovery of

Kingsley Coman

, on the other hand, may help Bayern. 

Coman allegedly rejoined the training in Bavaria on Sunday after withdrawing from France duty owing to a calf ailment. 

Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann is also optimistic about having

Robert Lewandowski

ready for selection after the striker's precautionary absence against Leipzig.

 


source: SportMob