Frank Ribbery, Rafinha to miss Wolfsburg clash

Frank Ribbery, Rafinha to miss Wolfsburg clash

Fola Akintomide

Berlin (AFP) – French winger Franck Ribery and Brazil defender Rafinha are both out of Friday’s top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash for Bayern Munich at Wolfsburg, the German league leaders have confirmed.

The pair were injured in Bayern’s training session on Wednesday and the club expect them to be out for the next two weeks which includes missing their three league matches in the next nine days.

Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery celebrates a goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart in Munich, Saturday Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa,Andreas Gebert)

Ribery has a tear in his right hamstring and Rafinha has injured a ligament in his left ankle.

The 31-year-old Ribery missed 10 matches for the defending German champions due to a knee ligament problem at the start of the season.

Bayern are on course to claim their third straight Bundesliga title and have an 11 point lead going into the second half of the season.

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