Munich - Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches returned to
training with Bayern Munich on Monday, but is unlikely to be fit to make his
debut against Werder Bremen on Friday.
The 19-year-old, who joined the Bavarian giants from Benfica
for 35 million euros ($39.6m) in the close-season, suffered a thigh injury in
training a fortnight ago after helping his national side win the Euro 2016
New coach Carlo Ancelotti will make his Bundesliga bow as
Bayern kick off their search for a record fifth consecutive title by welcoming
Bremen to the Allianz Arena.
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Douglas Costa, Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng are all also
struggling with injuries.
But Spanish midfielders Thiago Alcantara and Xabi Alonso are
back and fully fit, after being rested for the German Cup first-round 5-0 win
over Carl Zeiss Jena last Friday.
Last week, Italian Ancelotti brushed off any concerns about
the depth of his squad.
"I'm happy with this team," he said.
"We do not need new players. The injuries will last
maybe two or three weeks, so we can hold up there."For
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