Ribery-comeback is getting closer

FC Bayern Munich is planning up to the second game at Werder Bremen, second half (January 23, again), with Franck Ribery. As a prelude to 1899 Hoffenheim on Friday using the French international is not in question.

“Frank has not trained two months, he must first build up some stamina. He does this week. I think he will be next week against Bremen so far,” said coach Louis van Gaal on Tuesday evening after the 3:1-test match victory master record at FC Basel.

Seals can play well

Ribery was missing in the preliminary round long with a knee injury and could in the short winter break because of injuries to both big toes practice will be limited.

While his teammates played in Basel on Tuesday, practiced the midfielder at home in Munich at the side of the slightly battered Arjen Robben, who is against the Kraichgau but to be there. “I think that he is fit. Then he will continue to play,” said van Gaal.