The use of Manuel Neuer in the second round of the DFB Cup against Hertha BSC remains open. As reported "Bild" and "Sky", the 32-year-old was on the lawn on Monday at the division of German football champion FC Bayern. The goalkeeper continued to carry a rail because of his thumb injury. Neuer could not complete his normal goalkeeper training. He trained with the field players on Sunday.
Neuer had failed on the 1: 3 Munich in Leverkusen on Saturday due to the blisters on the thumb and was represented by Sven Ulreich. Coach Niko Kovac and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said they would watch the keeper every day.
Robert Lewandowski was absent from the team training two days before the Wednesday match in the capital (20.45 hours). As a reason, the club called an "individual stress check". On Sunday, Thiago, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry trained again with the team and could be alternatives to the cup match.
Thiago had failed against Leverkusen because of muscle problems, Robben and Ribéry still had a backlog in training after their injuries.
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