Bayern Munich’s squad was bolstered a bit in training yesterday as both David Alaba and Kingsley Coman returned to action. The club will continue to monitor the progress of the duo throughout training leading into Wednesday’s Champions League showdown with Liverpool. Per FCBayern.com:
The weather in Munich was terrible on Sunday morning but that made the news from Säbener Straße even more enjoyable. David Alaba and Kingsley Coman were able to join in with the FC Bayern training session. Both have been sidelined through injury in recent weeks and they also missed out in the game against VfL Wolfsburg.
Alaba’s return came a few days ago when he began training with his teammates again but Coman was back on the training ground for the first time since the hamstring injury sustained in the game against Hertha Berlin. It remains to be seen if he will be available for the second leg of the Round of 16 tie against Liverpool on Wednesday.
Today, however, there were some key absences. Robert Lewandowski trained privately and Thomas Muller was absent due to “family reasons.” Also, Arjen Robben (calf) and Corentin Tolisso (knee) continued their respective rehabilitation efforts.
♂️ Training update:@lewy_official trained individually in the gym today.@esmuellert_ was absent due to family reasons, while @ArjenRobben & @CorentinTolisso also missed out.#FCBLFC #FCBayern #packmas pic.twitter.com/wM4IxmXK69— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) March 11, 2019
Update 12:38PM EST
Per Bild, Muller missed practice to attend the funeral of his grandmother, who died last week.
The Bayern star was missing on Monday morning Bayern training. The sad reason: His beloved grandmother Erna had died at the age of 90 years and the funeral was held at 10 clock.
Erna Burghart died on March 5th - the day her famous grandson Thomas was told by national coach Jogi Löw (59) that he was off in the national team.