Leon Goretzka and Niklas Süle both limped off in the Champions League defeat in midweek. Robert Lewandowski remains on the sidelines with a knee injury in a massive blow for Bayern Munich. Lewandowski is currently stranded on 35 league goals for the season, just five shy of Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga record of 40 in a single campaign. Manuel Neuer kept his 200th Bundesliga clean sheet last weekend in Leipzig, the first goalkeeper to ever reach this milestone, ahead of Oliver Kahn’s 196. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting may play up front as Serge Gnabry is the latest to test positive for COVID-19. Bayern will also be without Alphonso Davies, who serves the final game of a ban for his red card against Stuttgart, but Jerome Boateng is available after his suspension. Tanguy Nianzou is back in training after muscle injury, Douglas Costa has a foot injury and is ruled out as is Corentin Tolisso with a muscle injury. Union Berlin’s striker Taiwo Awoniyi is ruled out with a thigh injury, while Niko Gießelmann is nearing a return from a shoulder injury. Sheraldo Becker has gone under the knife for an ankle injury, while Leon Dajaku will miss the game against his parent club with a foot injury. Loris Karius has lost his spot in goal to Andreas Luthe, who was missing last month due to personal reasons. The Liverpool loanee performed well though after stepping in for his first Bundesliga game in well over four years. Christopher Lenz is nearing a return from a muscle injury, but striker Anthony Ujah has had yet another operation because of a long-term knee issue.
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