Bayern Munich without Ribery against Borussia Dortmund

Reuters , Thursday 21 Nov 2013

Injured Bayern winger Ribery to miss Dortmund clash Saturday in the Bundesliga

Bayern Munich Ribery
Bayern Munich Ribery (Photo: Reuters)

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been ruled out of Saturday's Bundesliga clash against Borussia Dortmund with a cracked rib and could also miss their Champions League match at CSKA Moscow next week, the club said on Thursday.

Ribery was on the receiving end of a series of crunching tackles as France beat Ukraine 3-0 on Tuesday to snatch a World Cup spot for next year.

"Without Ribery against Dortmund," said Bayern spokesman Markus Hoerwick in a tweet. "Franck returned with cracked rib from international duty. Champions League participation in Moscow (on Wednesday) in doubt."

Bayern, unbeaten in 37 consecutive league games, top the Bundesliga on 32 points, four ahead of second-placed Dortmund.

"This is bitter but I am certain the team will be successful without me," Ribery said.

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