Bayern Munich's 8-0 win over Hamburger SV was a rollicking good time of fun and debauchery. One player who missed out on all the fun was Xabi Alonso though. The former Spanish international was on on the team sheet after sustaining an injury.This morning during light warmups, Xabi Alonso pulled up with a thigh injury and was promptly taken away by medical staff for evaluation, reports BILD.
While the club have not released any details on the nature of the injury or a timetable for his return, it's safe to say Bayern Munich will be in capable hands in his absence. Bastian Schweinsteiger and David Alaba formed a more then capable partnership and together with Holger Badstuber were an impressive offensive and defensive trio for Bayern Munich. If the injury to Alonso turns out to be a minor concern, I would expect to see Alonso return to the starting eleven next week in Bayern's match against SC Paderborn. There's no sense risking him for the long haul in the mid-week against Shaktar Donetsk, especially with the way the Bayern Munich midfield acquitted themselves today.
On the other side of the equation, if Alonso is out for a longer period of time, then Philipp Lahm can't come back soon enough as this Bayern Munich midfield corps is stretched very thin on deep-lying playmakers.