Bayern’s Ribery, Benatia to miss three games

Munich, Dec 12 (IANS) Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery and Medhi Benatia will be out of action until the end of the year, the German giants confirmed on the club’s homepage.

Just after returning from an injury spells, Ribery and Benatia sustained new injuries during the 2-0 Champions League victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

Bayern’s club doctor Volker Braun diagnosed both players with muscle injuries. Hence, Ribery as well as Benatia will be sideline for the remaining three games before the winter break.

“We have again lost two important players,” Bayern coach Josep Guardiola said on Friday.

Frenchman Franck Ribery returned just on Saturday from a nine-month injury break meanwhile Morocco international Medhi Benatia suffered his eighth muscle injury since his arrival from Italian side A.S. Roma in the summer 2014.

Bayern clash with newly promoted Ingolstadt at the 16th round of Bundesliga on Saturday.

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