Robben & Ribery ruled out of Bayern's Bremen clash

Both attackers picked up a knock in the win over Shakhtar Donetsk and consequently face a brief spell on the sidelines, keeping them out of the trip to the Weserstadion

Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery will miss Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga meeting with Werder Bremen on Saturday through injury.

Robben lasted just 19 minutes of Bayern’s 7-0 Champions League demolition of Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, while Ribery hobbled off shortly before the hour.

The Netherlands international is suffering from a trapped nerve and Ribery has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle. It is as yet unclear how long either winger will be sidelined.

Robben has been a key figure for Bayern so far in 2014-15, scoring 17 goals in 21 Bundesliga appearances.

Meanwhile, the 31-year-old Ribery, who missed the World Cup with a back problem, has been plagued by injuries this term and has started just nine league games so far.

In a further blow for Bayern ahead of the trip to Bremen, head coach Pep Guardiola will also have to make do without the suspended Xabi Alonso, while long-term absentees Javi Martinez and Thiago Alcantara remain unavailable due to injury.

Bayern are 11 points clear of Wolfsburg at the top of the Bundesliga, though, and hold a 20-point advantage over third-placed Borussia Monchengladbach.

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