Guardiola confident injured Bernat will be fit to face Porto

April 18, 2015


Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says defender Juan Bernat should be fit to face Porto in the Champions League quarterfinal second leg in Munich on Tuesday.

Bernat went off at halftime in Bayern's 2-0 win at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday after a bad challenge on his left ankle.

Guardiola says, ''We didn't want to take any risks. He can play on Tuesday.''

Bastian Schweinsteiger is ''now fit again'' after missing two weeks, first with an ankle injury and then a cold, but Frank Ribery (ankle) and Philipp Lahm (gastrointestinal infection) are doubtful.

Definitely out are Arjen Robben, David Alaba, Mehdi Benatia, Javi Martinez and Tom Starke.

Bayern needs to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg to reach its fourth successive Champions League semifinal.