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Hamburg waiting on key duo for Bayern clash

20 January 2016, 19:13

Berlin - Mid-table Hamburg are waiting on the fitness of two of their key stars for Friday's visit of league leaders Bayern Munich when the Bundesliga resumes after a month-long break.

Top-scoring striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, who has bagged six goals in 16 games, is struggling with a shoulder injury while captain and centre-back Johan Djourou has picked up a knee injury in training.

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"We can't draw on unlimited resources," said Hamburg coach Bruno Labbadia, whose side is tenth in the table with Bayern eight points clear at the top.

"We need a dream day to beat Bayern and it will be a great challenge."

Hamburg last beat Bayern in September 2009 and have been defeated 5-0 and 8-0 on their previous league meetings.

Labbadia is definitely without Bosnia defender Emir Spahic, who has torn a muscle in his stomach.

Star-studded Bayern have lost in the league just once so far this season.

Coach Pep Guardiola will be able to rely on a near full-strength team as they start the second half of the season in pole position to become the first club to win a fourth straight German league title.



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