The left back, on loan from Hamburg, tore his cruciate and medial ligaments in training this week and is unlikely to feature again in 2013-14.
Friday, November 29, 2013
The Spaniard believes his squad will be stretched to the limit over the coming weeks, with a number of first team players out injured.
Pep Guardiola's side will have to make do without injured captain Philipp Lahm but it will be confident of seeing off a side that has never before beaten it in Munich.
Die Schwarzgelben desperately need to kick-start their domestic campaign and will have been lifted by their midweek Champions League win over Napoli.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
The Bayern Munich captain strained his thigh muscle during Wednesday's win against CSKA Moscow, adding to Pep Guardiola's injury worries.
Although the World Cup winner thinks the Frenchman has earned the accolade, he says he would not be surprised if the award went to the Real Madrid man instead.
The Japanese playmaker forged a fine partnership with Wayne Rooney in the 5-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen, though the return of Robin van Persie will give the manager a tough decision.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Wednesday's games produced a staggering 36 goals and just as many memorable images - Goal rounds up the best photos from a compelling night of action.
The groups, in places, are done and dusted as the big guns racked up big wins but some intriguing results elsewhere leave it all to play for.
The former Germany international slammed his side's performance against the Red Devils, while Stefan Kiessling feels an attacking approach cost his team dearly
Nani scored a wonderful goal late on to complete a five-goal rout against Sami Hyypia's side, as the Red Devils secured their biggest ever away win in the competition.
Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Nani all made it onto the scoresheet as David Moyes's men enjoyed smooth sailing into the Champions League knockout stages.
Goal took in the early kickoff action in Russia, where the Bavarian giant maintained its perfect record in this season's competition and wrapped up top spot in the group.
Julian Green, an 18-year-old eligible to represent the USA or Germany in international play, made his first-team debut Wednesday in Bayern Munich's Champions League win.
The German scored a Lionel Messi-esque effort, as well as strikes from Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller, for the club's 10th consecutive European triumph.
The 30-year-old says wants to make it 10 European wins on the trot, while Pep Guardiola and Arjen Robben want to build on their emphatic Dortmund win.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Plenty of visual feasting was to be had as the top teams in Europe fought on Tuesday, with giants such as Chelsea and Napoli falling across the continent
The Bundesliga side secured a win over the Partenopei to reclaim control of its own Champions League destiny, with the coach particularly enthused by his back four.
Both defenses impressed as the two teams played out a stalemate that both knocked the Romanian outfit of the Champions League and left the Germans needing a win against Basel.
The Germans needed a victory to keep their qualification hopes alive, and they got one thanks to goals from Marco Reus, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.