The personnel situation at FC Bayern seems to be slowly easing. Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry are set to make their comeback in the cup against Saarbrücken, and Dayot Upamecano and Raphael Guerreiro are also training again. However, three stars are on the brink.
Bayern have two difficult away games ahead of them. Tomorrow, Wednesday, the Munich team will be visiting third division team Saarbrücken in the DFB Cup – assuming the game takes place. Three days later, the top Bundesliga game against Borussia Dortmund takes place. Thomas Tuchel has the difficult task of mastering the “compulsory task” in the cup and at the same time protecting his staff for the classic.
FC Bayern: Goretzka and Gnabry in the cup before a comeback
With Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry, Bayern again have two players available who were missing recently. According to Tuchel, the chances are good that both will celebrate their comeback against Saarbrücken: “Things are looking pretty good for Leon. He’s getting a new splint tomorrow, then we’ll have to see how he’s doing. But he could be in the squad. Serge should also be back in the squad,” explained the FCB coach at the pre-match PK.
The midfielder suffered a fractured hand almost two weeks ago. Gnabry, on the other hand, is celebrating his return after a forced break of almost five weeks. The DFB star suffered a broken forearm at the end of September.
Three stars are in danger of failing
According to Tuchel, there are also some players on the line for the cup game: “Noussair Mazraoui is sick, Jamal Musiala was sick yesterday. We also have to see what’s going on with Kingsley Coman, he sprained in the last game. These are the issues that concern us.”
With Musiala and Coman there seems to be at least hope for a place in the squad for the cup game. The two took part in Munich’s final training session again this afternoon.
Dayot Upamecano and Raphael Guerreiro will definitely be missing. The two defenders have been training with the team again this week, but according to Tuchel, the away game in Saarbrücken is still too early for both of them.