Friday, 22 November 2013

Ribery ruled out of Dortmund clash

Ribery ruled out of Dortmund clash

Ribery ruled out of Dortmund clash

The Frenchman faces a brief spell on the sideline due to a rib injury and will miss the game against last year's Champions League runners-up

Bayern Munich will have to make do without the services of Franck Ribery in this weekend's Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund due to a rib injury.

The 30-year-old suffered a minor fracture in France's 3-0 win over Ukraine on Tuesday as he helped les Bleus turn around a 2-0 loss from the first leg of their qualification play-off in order to seal a ticket for the 2014 World Cup.

Tuesday's win came at a cost, though, as Ribery will now miss the highly-anticipated game against second-placed Dortmund, which he admits is deeply frustrating.

"This is very bitter. I really wanted to take part in the big game against Dortmund," Ribery told the official Bayern website.

"However, I am condident that the team will be successful without me as well this time."

Bayern will also be without the injured Bastian Schweinsteiger, Claudio Pizarro, Xherdan Shaqiri and Holger Badstuber on Saturday, although Jerome Boateng has confirmed he will be fit to play a part.

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