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Bayern's Thiago to miss top game at Dortmund through injury

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Published on May 25, 2020 - Duration: 04:11s

Bayern's Thiago to miss top game at Dortmund through injury

Big Bundesliga rivals go head to head in game that Dortmund need to win to keep title hopes alive

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Bayern's Thiago to miss top game at Dortmund through injury

VIDEO SHOWS: BAYERN MUNICH TRAINING SESSION, BAYERN MUNICH AND BORUSSIA DORTMUND HOLDING NEWS CONFERENCES AHEAD OF BUNDESLIGA CLASH RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: MUNICH, GERMANY (MAY 25, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

VARIOUS OF BAYERN MUNICH PLAYERS AT TRAINING 2.

VARIOUS OF BAYERN MUNICH COACH HANSI FLICK TALKING TO PLAYERS MUNICH, GERMANY (MAY 25, 2020) (FC BAYERN - ACCESS ALL) 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (German) BAYERN MUNICH COACH, HANSI FLICK, SAYING: "I think it was possible to see that Thiago did not train today.

Unfortunately he will miss the game." MUNICH, GERMANY (MAY 25, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 4.

TRAINING PITCH SEEN FROM OUTSIDE TRAINING GROUND 5.

VARIOUS OF PLAYERS TRAINING MUNICH, GERMANY (MAY 25, 2020) (FC BAYERN HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL) 6.

(SOUNDBITE) (German) BAYERN MUNICH COACH, HANSI FLICK, SAYING: "I don't comment on statistics.

In the end, every game is a new game.

The conditions are a bit different to those in the first match in Munich, when we beat Borussia.

They have a different squad, they have added two important players and are very stable as a team and they are confident, that is clear." MUNICH, GERMANY (MAY 25, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 7.

PLAYERS TRAINING MUNICH, GERMANY (MAY 25, 2020) (FC BAYERN - ACCESS ALL) 8.

(SOUNDBITE) (German) BAYERN MUNICH COACH, HANSI FLICK, SAYING: "We are on a good run and have lost only twice in the last 23 games and drawn once, so my squad is also very stable.

We relish this game.

It is a beautiful game, one of those you look forward to.

Playing against the Bundesliga's best is what this job is about and that motivates the players more." MUNICH, GERMANY (MAY 25, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 9.

PLAYERS TRAINING 10.

BAYERN MUNICH BUS DRIVING PAST CAMERA 11.

VARIOUS OF BAYERN MUNICH HEADQUARTERS DORTMUND (MAY 25, 2020) (BORUSSIA DORTMUND HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL) 12.

BORUSSIA DORTMUND COACH LUCIEN FAVRE AND SPORTING DIRECTOR MICHAEL ZORC AT NEWS CONFERENCE 13.

(SOUNDBITE) (German) BORUSSIA DORTMUND COACH, LUCIEN FAVRE, SAYING: "It is always a special thing to play against Bayern.

We won here a year ago and we won the European Cup.

And we want more." 14.

FAVRE AND ZORC AT NEWS CONFERENCE 15.

(SOUNDBITE) (German) BORUSSIA DORTMUND SPORTING DIRECTOR, MICHAEL ZORC, SAYING: "Of course, when you look at the scores you don't have to be a prophet to realise that we need a win to have a chance in the championship.

It is quite easy.

There is only six games left, so it is quite easy.

On the other hand, it will be very hard to achieve given that our rivals are Bayern." 16.

FAVRE AND ZORC AT NEWS CONFERENCE 17.

(SOUNDBITE) (German) BORUSSIA DORTMUND COACH, LUCIEN FAVRE, SAYING: "Bayern are top of the table.

But as said, every team is difficult in its own way and has its strengths, that is clear.

There is no need to talk about that.

Bayern is Bayern, but we are also there.

We won here a year ago, we won the European cup and we are working hard to keep going in this direction." 18.

FAVRE AND ZORC AT NEWS CONFERENCE STORY: Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been ruled out of Tuesday's Bundesliga top game against Borussia Dortmund after failing to recover from a muscle injury, Bayern coach Hansi Flick said on Monday (May 25).

The playmaker already missed Saturday's 5-2 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bayern are top of the table on 61 points, four ahead of Dortmund, with seven matches remaining in the campaign.

Victory in Dortmund would send them seven points clear and put them within touching distance of a record-extending eighth consecutive league crown.

Dortmund sporting Director Michael Zorc said it was obvious Dortmund needed a win to have a chance to take the championship.

The Bundesliga restarted 10 days ago with a strict medical protocol banning fans from the stadiums to minimise the risk of infection.

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