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Bayern Munich adds Tom Starke to Champions League squad

Veteran will add cover for Sven Ulreich while Manuel Neuer is out

Bayern Muenchen v Chelsea FC - International Champions Cup Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich added goalkeeper Tom Starke to its Champions League squad to replace the injured Manuel Neuer.

Goalkeepers can be added to or removed from a squad during the group stage of the Champions League, unlike outfield players. The 36-year-old Starke joins Sven Ulreich and Christian Früchtl as goalkeepers now available for selection, including for Wednesday’s match against Paris Saint-Germain. Ulreich was fairly shaky during Friday’s 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg, which saw him concede a disastrous free-kick goal and continue his subpar ball distribution.

Starke spent five years with Bayern as a player, making just 10 appearances as backup to Neuer. Since retiring last season, Starke has been in charge of goalkeeping at the new FC Bayern Campus, but has now re-joined the first team for both Bundesliga and European matches. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has stated, “Tom will be with us until Manuel returns. He’s the third-choice keeper, Christian Früchtl is second.”

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