Bayern will most likely lose Austrian international David Alaba for the decisive weeks of the campaign. The 22-year-old suffered a knee injury during his country's friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Vienna on Tuesday, a 1-1 draw. The full extent of the injury has yet to be revealed but there is suspected damage to the cruciate ligaments in his left knee.
"I am in really, really strong pain, I can hardly walk, I don't really know what's going on," Alaba said after the game. The versatile full-back or midfielder already missed a significant part of the season – from November to February, with partially torn ligaments in his right knee – and Austria doctor Richard Eggenhofer expects the player to be sidelined for six to eight weeks.
Marcel Koller, Austria coach
We were very focused and the early goal really opened the game. Big compliments to my team. I'm happy with the result. Liechtenstein attacked very well but we stopped their counterattacks. We never underestimated our opponent and we kept focus. Winning against a small country reinforced our attitude to become a great team. I'm proud of the players tonight.
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