Bayern rotates squad for Leverkusen in Bundesliga
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes is rotating his squad for
Saturday’s Bundesliga game at Bayer Leverkusen following the
midweek loss to Arsenal in the Champions League.
Heynckes says he is resting captain Philipp Lahm, striker Mario
Mandzukic and offensive midfielder Thomas Mueller, while Franck
Ribery is still troubled by the left ankle ligament strain that
kept the France winger out of Wednesday’s 2-0 loss.
Bayern remained in the Champions League through the away goals
rule, but came in for strong criticism from club president Uli
Hoeness, who said the team has ”been playing pretty rubbish the
last three weeks.”
Heynckes says Hoeness ”has the right to air his opinions.”
Bayern is 20 points clear of Borussia Dortmund in the
Bundesliga, with third-place Leverkusen a point further behind.