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Bayern Munich lose midfielder to injury before Real Madrid showdown



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Just a while back, we reported that Bayern Munich were dealing with fitness concerns surrounding key man Jamal Musiala, heading to next week’s UEFA Champions League clash against Real Madrid.

Now, it appears that the Bavarian giants have been handed yet another setback before the UCL semi-finals on Tuesday night.

Konrad Laimer injured

Indeed, Bayern Munich have lost midfielder Konrad Laimer to an injury during their game against Eintracht Frankfurt, three days before facing Real Madrid.

Laimer was part of the starting XI for the Bavarians against Frankfurt and even started the game very well, setting up Harry Kane’s opening goal.

However, close to the half-hour mark, the midfielder pulled up with some discomfort, following which he was attended to by the medical staff.

Following a brief discussion with manager Thomas Tuchel, it was decided that Laimer would be withdrawn from the field, with young Aleksandar Pavlovic replacing the Austrian international.

This comes as a major concern for Bayern Munich considering that Laimer is a key part of Tuchel’s plans due to his high-intensity pressing.

With Musiala also not fully fit, Leroy Sane’s availability uncertain and now Laimer getting injured, Bayern Munich could be at a disadvantage come Tuesday while Real Madrid will be fancying their chances even more.

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Real Madrid midfielder issues fitness update ahead of UCL final – ‘It is very difficult’



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Real Madrid officially played their final game of the league season this past weekend and the focus now shifts to the UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund on June 1.

The Spanish champions have the glorious opportunity to secure their 15th Champions League title this on Sunday.

But heading into this clash, Real Madrid are likely to miss out on the services of one of the key players – Aurelien Tchouameni.

The Frenchman will likely be ruled out for the UCL final due to an injury incurred earlier this month.

Tchouameni on UCL final

Speaking ahead of the final, Tchouameni admitted that it would be very difficult for him to participate in the UCL final.

“I can run, I think it is very difficult to play in this final and we have more players who can be in my position. The important thing is that we are going to win this Champions League,” Tchouameni said.

Tchouameni is certain to miss UCL final (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Frenchman added that he would try to help the team any way he can, stating, “If I can be the MVP from the bench, I’ll do it.”

Considered by many as the future of the Real Madrid midfield, Tchouameni has played a valuable role in the middle of the park this season.

His versatility, coupled with his ability to spread the play and put pressure on the opposition have served as key to Real Madrid’s success.

Although Tchouameni might not feature in this final, the player expressed his optimism about the Real Madrid team, adding, “I really want to play in this final, but I’m sure we will reach more finals [in coming years].”

Finally, Tchouameni expressed his happiness at Real Madrid, stating, “It’s an incredible feeling to be at Real Madrid.”

Formerly of AS Monaco, Tchouameni has featured in 88 competitive matches since joining Real Madrid in 2022. With Toni Kroos retiring, he is expected to play a crucial role for the club going forward, although not necessarily in the upcoming Champions League final.

Source: RMTV

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