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David Alaba is questionable for Real Madrid

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The left back will be replaced by Rafinha in the starting XI if the Austrian is not fit for Wednesday.

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A tradition unlike any other, Bayern Munich will square up against Real Madrid in the Champions League missing some key players. Already without Arturo Vidal, Manual Neuer, and Kingsley Coman, Die Roten will be also likely be without the services of Corentin Tolisso and possibly David Alaba.

Per a report by Kicker, Alaba’s status is “questionable” and would be replaced in the lineup by Rafinha.

The left-back, bothered for several weeks by sciatica emanating in the thigh, has been only sporadically in use. On Sunday he trained in large part with colleagues, but his availability on Wednesday in the semifinal first leg is not certain yet. The team is waiting to see if this training session will trigger new after-effects on Sunday. Should Alaba fail (to recover), Rafinha would defend on the left.

There are far worse options than having Rafinha on stand-by, but it would have been nice be a little more healthy heading into the Real Madrid tie. If further news breaks regarding Alaba’s status, we will update this report.