Bavaria: Boateng sick – Ribery flies to
On Monday, FC Bayern Munich will make its way to Liverpool. Franck Ribery and Jerome Boateng will be missing from the plane, which will take off at 11 a.m. in Munich. The Frenchman, however, will board a later plane. Even if Boateng is ill, there is still a chance that he will be able to participate.
This was announced by the Bavarians on Monday morning via their social channels.
Boateng sat in the 3:2 victory of the Bavarians on Friday in the Bundesliga at FC Augsburg over 90 minutes on the bench. On the weekend, however, he caught a gastrointestinal infection that prevented him from playing at the Anfield Road Stand on Tuesday evening.
Ribery replaced Serge Gnabry in Augsburg in the 64th minute. The Frenchman had suffered a muscle fibre rupture in Bavaria’s winter training camp in Qatar and only celebrated his comeback against Schalke.
Ribery, however, will travel to Liverpool with a later machine. The Frenchman’s absence on Monday morning was not due to injury or illness, but rather to an extremely gratifying reason: the 35-year-old became a father again on Monday night.
Kimmich also hopes for Boateng
According to Joshua Kimmich, however, the Bavarians still have hope that Boateng will be ready in time for the game in Liverpool. “Without them, we’re a bit few players,” the national player said before the departure, “so it would be important for both of us to travel later.” The Bavarians will certainly have to do without Thomas Müller, who had seen the red card in the last group game with Ajax Amsterdam (3:3), and Arjen Robben, who is still behind in training after his injury. “They are both super important players for us,” said Kimmich about Ribery and Boateng, “and for us as a team it would be important if we could draw on the full potential.
Salihamidzic about Coman: “There’s still a lot that can happen”.
In addition, Kingsley Coman is also stricken, the Frenchman received a blow to his left ankle in Augsburg and was only able to run on the weekend. Whether it will be enough for the double goal scorer until the whistle on Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. is anything but certain. “It has become a bit better”, reported sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. “But it’s still 36 hours. A lot can still happen. It looks positive, but I can’t say anything yet.”