WHAT TO EXPECT: BAYERN MUNICH WITHOUT LEROY SANÉ

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Leroy Sané was absent from the Rekordmeister today, while Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Matthijs de Ligt, and Leon Goretzka all returned to training for Bayern Munich.

In Bayern’s 4-4 friendly draw with RB Salzburg, the 27-year-old scored the game’s first goal but was forced to sit out due to stomach issues. Sané’s participation in the match against RB Leipzig is uncertain.

Julian Nagelsmann had nearly all of his players available, with the exception of Sané and long-term absentees Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernandez, Bouna Sarr, Noussair Mazraoui, and Sadio Mané.

Since Domenico Tedesco was replaced earlier in the season by Marco Rose, RB Leipzig has gone 13 games without a loss in all competitions. As RB Leipzig hosts the league leaders on Friday night, there are only six points separating the two teams.

Bayern Munich is still seeking a successor for Manuel Neuer with just a few days till the Bundesliga resumes, and the club’s executives are currently in direct talks with Borussia Mönchengladbach regarding Yann Sommer (34).