Bayern face injury crisis: Demichelis and Van Buyten

The Borussia M’gladbach match which resulted in Bayern dropping points in a painful draw also saw Martin Demichelis limp off at half time with a calf strain. Daniel Van Buyten followed suit with a similar injury in the 63rd minute. Both central defenders are uncertain to start the match against Lyon in the return leg tomorrow.
With Demichelis and Van Buyten not in the line up, Lyon’s predator in chief Lisandro Lopez, hitherto shackled in the first leg should be free to take the direct route.
To make matters worse, Anatoli Tymoschuk will not be on the flight because of stomach flu.
Franck Ribery and Danijel Pranjic are already out with suspensions. However, Mark Van Bommel will be back.
With Schalke beating Hertha, 1-0, the Bavarian giants are being pushed hard. They have the Bundesliga, the German Cup, and the CL title to play for as their squad is beset with injuries, suspensions, and a sex scandal distracting their chief playmaker. Quite a juggling act for Louis Van Gaal in the waning moments of the season.

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