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Pep Guardiola says Bayern injury situation is ‘critical’

April 10, 2015

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says his team’s injury situation is “critical, very critical” ahead of the Bundesliga match against Eintracht Frankfurt and the Champions League quarterfinal game against FC Porto.

Guardiola spoke after defender Mehdi Benatia was ruled out for up to four weeks with a hamstring injury. Wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery and midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger, David Alaba and Javi Martinez are also sidelined.

Guardiola had only 14 healthy players at Friday’s practice.

The Spaniard said he was not sure “how long we can live with this situation,” adding that “we are tired.”

Bayern needs four more wins to secure the Bundesliga title. Guardiola’s team visits Porto on Wednesday.

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