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No Arjen Robben in Bayern Munich Champions League squad for Real Madrid trip

  • Bayern Munich have named a 21-man squad ahead of their trip to Real Madrid
  • Arjen Robben was not included after suffering an adductor injury last week
  • Bayern need to score at least two goals at Real to reach Champions League final

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben will not face former club Real Madrid in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg.

Robben started last week’s first leg — which Real won 2-1 in Munich — but was on the pitch for just eight minutes before injury intervened and forced him off.

The 34-year-old’s adductor problems saw him watch Saturday’s 4-1 Bundesliga win over Eintracht Frankfurt from the stands.

Arjen Robben (wearing sunglasses and white shirt) watched Bayern Munich beat Frankfurt 4-1

He will not feature in Tuesday's second leg against Real Madrid after getting injured in the first

He will not feature in Tuesday’s second leg against Real Madrid after getting injured in the first

Robben did train, albeit alone, on Sunday which gave fans a glimmer of hope that he might be available to take on Real.

But on Monday Bayern published their squad list for the trip to Madrid and Robben’s name was not included.

Bayern must score at least twice at the Bernabeu, so going there without Robben — who has provided seven goals and six assists this season — is a blow.

Big performances will be needed from top-scorer Robert Lewandowski — who is one strike short of hitting the 40-goal mark in club football this season — and Franck Ribery, with the Frenchman likely to be deployed as Bayern’s senior winger in Robben’s absence.

Bayern have not won on six visits to the Bernabeu since a 1-0 triumph in 2001.


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22. Starke

36. Fruchtl

2. Wagner

4. Sule

5. Hummels

6. Thiago

7. Ribery

8. Martinez

9. Lewandowski

11. Rodriguez

13. Rafinha

14. Bernat

15. Mai

16. Shabani

19. Rudy

24. Tolisso

25. Muller

27. Alaba

30. Dorsch

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