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Shaqiri joins growing Bayern absentee list

Published: Sunday 6 April 2014, 15.29CET
Xherdan Shaqiri has become the latest player set to miss FC Bayern München's quarter-final decider with Manchester United FC after being sidelined with a thigh injury.
Shaqiri joins growing Bayern absentee list
Xherdan Shaqiri will miss Wednesday's game with United ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Sunday 6 April 2014, 15.29CET

Shaqiri joins growing Bayern absentee list

Xherdan Shaqiri has become the latest player set to miss FC Bayern München's quarter-final decider with Manchester United FC after being sidelined with a thigh injury.

FC Bayern München's selection worries have increased ahead of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final decider against Manchester United FC after Xherdan Shaqiri picked up a thigh injury on domestic duty on Saturday.

The Switzerland midfielder was substituted at half-time during Bayern's 1-0 Bundesliga loss at FC Augsburg and later underwent tests by club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt. Those examinations revealed a badly torn muscle in Shaqiri's right thigh, and the 22-year-old is expected to be sidelined for several weeks.

Defending UEFA Champions League champions Bayern host United on Wednesday having secured a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last Tuesday. Josep Guardiola's side will also be missing suspended midfielders Javi Martínez and Bastian Schweinsteiger, plus injured trio Thiago Alcántara, Diego Contento and Tom Starke.

Last updated: 06/04/14 15.54CET

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