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Arturo Vidal is doubtful for Bayern Munich’s match against Borussia Dortmund

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This is kind of what we were expecting.

Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Entering Chile’s match on Tuesday evening, Arturo Vidal was already in pain. Bayern Munich was concerned about his health, but they trusted his national team to take care of him. Now, there’s concern that Vidal might have an adductor injury, according to Sport 1.

If Vidal is unable to go the distance against Borussia Dortmund, it doesn’t make a lot of sense for Carlo Ancelotti to even risk him in the match. Bayern have enough midfield options to get through the match.

It must be said that Vidal being fit and ready to go for the match against Dortmund was always going to be risky at best. Vidal has an extremely long flight back to Munich from South America. In Bayern’s previous two matches extremely following an international break, Vidal did not play in one and was a late second half sub in another.

Yes, Douglas Costa has the same trip. However, with the way that Vidal plays (and the fact that Costa isn’t a starter for Brazil), he’s always more at risk for more injuries and tired legs in these international breaks.