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.