Bayern left back Guerreiro sustains injury before Real Madrid in Champions League semifinal

Sat, May 4, 2024
Soccer News (AP)

Bayern left back Guerreiro sustains injury before Real Madrid in Champions League semifinal

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) - Bayern Munich left back RaphaŽl Guerreiro was injured early in the team's Bundesliga game at Stuttgart on Saturday, a blow for the Bavarian powerhouse ahead of its Champions League semifinal at Real Madrid.

The Portugal international went off in the 17th minute after stretching too far for the ball. It seemed to be a muscular injury.

Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel made six changes from the team that drew 2-2 with Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal, with Guerreiro, among those starting. The player made a good impression after going on at halftime in the first leg on Tuesday.

Alphonso Davies, Aleksander Pavlovic, Serge Gnabry, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Mathys Tel also started in place of Noussair Mazraoui, Konrad Laimer, Leon Goretzka, Thomas Muller and Leroy Sane (all substitutes) as well as Jamal Musiala (not in squad).

Bayern visits Madrid on Wednesday. The winner of the two-leg semifinal will play either Borussia Dortmund or Paris Saint-Germain in the final in London on June 1.

___

AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer

"
Article Copyright © 2024 The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved.
docsports.com