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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern’s squad for Madrid; Can to Juventus; Dorsch wants out; Stindl is out; Gnabry is hurt; and MORE!

Just a day ahead of Bayern Munich’s penultimate Champions League match against Real Madrid, the Daily Schmankerl is back to provide all of news bits you need!

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 28: Niklas Dorsch of Bayern Muenchen celebrates with teammate Sandro Wagner scoring his teams first goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Eintracht Frankfurt at Allianz Arena on April 28, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich’s squad for Madrid (Twitter - @FCBayernEng)

Die Roten’s traveling party to Madrid included Javi Martinez and David Alaba, but unfortunately not Arjen Robben. Robben’s injury leaves the team light on true wingers.

Can reportedly headed to Juventus (La Gazzetto Della Sport)

Emre Can, the German international and Liverpool midfielder, who was reportedly being targeted by Bayern Munich; but it looks like he may have decided on The Old Lady for the next stage of his career.

The gift-scudetto was finally packaged: it would be ahead of the possible victory, but Juventus sighed for months before putting the bow. The telenovela, however, now seems really over: Emre Can, German middleman seduced until exhaustion, will wear a black and white. For him, he contracted from five years to six million per season. The midfielder was convinced by the technical project: Juventus will be a titolarissimo while the PSG or Bayern would not have been guaranteed the same centrality.

The best part of that translation is “seduced by exhaustion” bar none. Like, how did Juve pull that off. Anyway, the potential move for Can by Bayern seemed redundant based on today’s roster. Unless there was a major overhaul of central midfielders, Can would have been a luxury purchase.

For Niklas Dorsch Saturday was nice, but he wants first-team field time (Sport1)

Dorsch made his debut and scored in the runaway win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, but that doesn’t mean all those good vibes took him away from his end-goal.

(Dorsch’s) contract expires, he had recently rejected an offer from Bayern - even after his dream debut, the signs continue to bid farewell. ”The state is that I definitely want to take the next step, but I do not know where that is, in any case not here, which was clearly communicated,” he emphasized again after the match. Unlike his teammate Lukas Mai, who was last persuaded by Bayern to stay and received a professional contract, Dorsch wants wants to stay with his decision. “I’m not Lukas Mai, I do not know how Lukas did that, but it was clear to me before that, and nothing will change that for me personally,” said the captain of Bayern II, “What happens now I cannot say yet about opportunities today, but of course I was in talks with a few clubs.”

Dorsch had a terrific debut and impressed many of the Bayern faithful. Unfortunately, Dorsch sees the same the central midfield logjam that we all do and knows consistent field time won’t likely come in Munich.

The Men in Black touched down in Madrid (Twitter - @FCBayern)

Serge Ganbry is out for the remainder of the Bundesliga season (

Everyone who is even remotely tied to Bayern at this point is at risk of injury. If your child wears a Bayern jersey to school, please ensure they are secured in bubble wrap.

Hoffenheim’s top-four chase has been dealt a blow with the news that Serge Gnabry and Kerem Demirbay will almost certainly miss the remainder of the season due to injury. Gnabry, who missed the most of the first half of the season with a thigh strain, has been in fine form of late, scoring seven goals in his last eight games and creating Andrej Kramaric’s opener in the victory against Hannover prior to his withdrawal. Both were brought off during Matchday 32’s 3-1 win against Hannover, with further tests revealing an issue in Gnabry’s right groin and a ligament problem in Demirbay’s right ankle.

Lars Stindl out for the World Cup (DW)

Borussia Mönchengladbach forward and Germany international Lars Stindl has been ruled out for the World Cup after sustaining an ankle injury on Saturday against Schalke 04.

Lars Stindl will miss three months after injuring his ankle in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s draw with Schalke on Saturday. The injury takes the German forward out of the running for a spot in Germany’s World Cup squad. Borussia Mönchengladbach confirmed on Sunday that their captain, Lars Stindl, will miss the last two games of the season as well as the upcoming World Cup in Russia after injuring his ankle.

Stindl, who was likely one of the players in competition for a final roster spot, was obviously not happy about the timing of the injury.

“To injure myself at this time is very tough to take,” Stindl said as part of a Gladbach statement on the club’s official website. “Not only can I not help the team at a crucial part of the season but also my World Cup dream is now over.”

The injury to Stindl could potentially mean a better opportunity for Bayern players Sandro Wagner, Sebastian Rudy, or even Gnabry depending on how Joachim Löw decides to assemble his roster.

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