Much-decorated keeper Manuel Neuer is on the way back from a broken leg, while Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel has stressed that Joshua Kimmich’s substitution against Bayer Leverkusen was a precaution.
“Joshua had an inflamed tendon and we didn’t want to take any risk with him,” said Tuchel. “The medical team clearly said he could only play 60 minutes and that’s why we brought him off in the 60th minute.”
Tuchel is suspended, though, for the game and will not be on the touchline in Bavaria. Assistant coaches Zsolt Low and Anthony Barry will be on the sidelines instead for the clash.