Tobias Altschäffl of SportBild was at the final training session for Bayern Munich and has reported that the final lineup used by Jupp Heynckes was as follows: Sven Ulreich - Rafinha, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Joshua Kimmich - Javi Martinez - Thomas Müller, James Rodriguez - Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery - Robert Lewandowski.
Training beendet! @SPORTBILD war bei der Abschluss-Einheit vor dem Kracher gegen @realmadrid vor Ort. Die Aufstellung von Jupp Heynckes dabei: Ulreich - Kimmich, Hummels, Boateng, Rafinha - Martínez - Müller, James - Robben, Ribery - Lewandowski @FCBayern #FCBRMA— Tobias Altschäffl (@altobelli13) April 24, 2018
Notable omissions from that lineup include David Alaba and Thiago Alcantara. Bild is reporting that Alaba will “probably miss” the game with his lingering sciatic (back/thigh) issues, while Thiago appears to be the odd-man out in the “Who should start?” triangle he was in with Robben and James.
It doesn’t look good for David Alaba! The Austrian will probably miss the Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday because of thigh problems. Corentin Tolisso looks better than Alaba. The Frenchman trained with the team after his shin bruise.
Alaba’s injury has been a roller coaster ride of news and updates; but it now appears that his injury may not be healed in time to face Real Madrid. If Altschäffl’s lineup is correct, Rafinha would start in place of Alaba.
To add further intrigue, Eurosport is reporting that Alaba is still questionable despite missing training this morning.
Bad news for all Bayern fans. David Alaba missed the final training session. It is questionable whether he can play against Real Madrid.
Schlechte News für alle Bayern-Fans. David #Alaba hat das Abschlusstraining verpasst. Es ist fraglich, ob er gegen Real Madrid spielen kann. ► https://t.co/XRmJycN4dL #FCBRMA #FCBayern #ChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/ZDgbP5x8nS— Eurosport DE (@Eurosport_DE) April 24, 2018
Heynckes and Jerome Boateng will be part of a press conference at 13:30 CEST (7:30AM EST), which could shed additional light on the news from this morning’s practice session.
UPDATE [8:24AM EST]
In his press conference this morning, Heynckes indicated that no final decision on Alaba would be made until tomorrow.
#Heynckes: "We'll wait until tomorrow to make a decision on @David_Alaba and @CorentinTolisso." #FCBRMA #UCL pic.twitter.com/BHTiIOM6k2— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) April 24, 2018