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SportBild Report: Pavard ruled out of Dortmund match with injury

By Peter Vice

German newspaper SportBild reports that Bayern right-fullback Benjamin Pavard will be unavailable for Saturday's Dortmund duel. 

Benjamin Pavard.
Benjamin Pavard.Photo: Кирилл Венедиктов, Soccer.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0

German giants FC Bayern München have thus far offered no explanation for the absence of French defender Benjamin Pavard from the Thursday and Friday training sessions. Germany's SportBild cites insider information to confirm the 24-year-old has fluid in his knee-cap and thus stands no chance of being available for selection on Saturday.

In other Bayern news, no new word has emerged on whether defender Niklas Süle's recent corona-test was indeed a "false positive". The center-back remains in quarantine. In the meantime, third-string striker Joshua Zirkzee has tested positive for the virus and will definitely not be participating in the weekend encounter.

Dortmund
(4-2-3-1)
1Roman Bürki
24Thomas Meunier
16Manuel Akanji
15Mats Hummels
13Raphaël Guerreiro
28Axel Witsel
6Thomas Delaney ↩60
7Jadon Sancho ↩69
11Marco Reus (C)
32Giovanni Reyna ↩69
9Erling Håland
Bench
35Marwin Hitz
2Mateu Morey
26Łukasz Piszczek
8Mahmoud Dahoud
10Thorgan Hazard ↪69
19Julian Brandt ↪69
22Jude Bellingham ↪60
23Emre Can
30Felix Passlack
FC Bayern
(4-2-3-1)
1Manuel Neuer (C)
20Bouna Sarr
17Jérôme Boateng ↩69
27David Alaba
21Lucas Hernández
6Joshua Kimmich ↩36
18Leon Goretzka
29Kingsley Coman ↩69
25Thomas Müller
7Serge Gnabry
9Robert Lewandowski
Bench
35Alexander Nübel
10Leroy Sané ↪69
11Douglas Costa
13E. Choupo-Moting
41Chris Richards
8Javi Martínez ↪69
22Marc Roca
24Corentin Tolisso ↪36
42Jamal Musiala

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