Wednesday, 20 October, 2021

Injured Pavard to miss Bayern’s season opener

Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard will miss this weekend’s opening game of the Bundesliga season at Borussia Moenchengladbach with an injury, head coach Julian Nagelsmann said on Thursday, reports AFP. The France left-back has suffered an ankle issue and is expected to miss the next few weeks, including Tuesday’s German Super Cup at Borussia Dortmund. “It’s very, very annoying. He made a good impression in training and was firmly part of our plans,” Nagelsmann said. “He will be out for a few weeks, but we have many other players who can replace him.” In his absence, Canada’s Alphonso Davies could play at left-back on Friday after recovering from an ankle problem.