By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Tuchel confirms Davies likely to miss out against Leverkusen

FC Bayern München trainer Thomas Tuchel confirmed more bad injury news within his defensive ranks following Saturday's league victory. 
FC Bayern München took care of business on Saturday afternoon, dispatching Gladbach to keep pace with the league leaders Leverkusen ahead of a monumental showdown next weekend. The win nevertheless came with more bad news for Bayern's injury ravished roster. Left-back Alphonso Davies - en route to regaining his lost form via a goal against Augsburg last week and another strong performance in his second consecutive start - suffered an inner ligament strain late in the latest 3-1 win.

Speaking at his post-match presser, FCB trainer Thomas Tuchel confirmed that he did not expect the Canadian back in time to face Leverkusen next weekend. Bayern are already without central defender Dayot Upamecano due to injury. South Korean center back Min-Jae Kim - having just progressed to the semi-finals with his country at the AFC Cup - remains out on international duty. Midfielders Konrad Laimer and Joshua Kimmich - both capable of playing right-back - are still on the mend.

Tuchel expressed hope that Upamecano would be able to return in time for the next league encounter, noting that "a decision will be made in the middle of the week". The situation is not necessarily the worst news Bayern could have received. Natural left-back Raphaël Guerreiro can easily take back over for Davies. Moreover, Tuchel has Moroccan right-back Noussair Mazraoui back from AFCON duty in addition to newly signed right-back Sacha Boey. Mazraoui started and played 62 minutes before being relieved by Boey today.

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