Guardiola expects Ribery return in one week

28 February 2014 03:01

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said on Friday he expects star winger Franck Ribery to make his return to action next week against Wolfsburg.

"I hope against Wolfsburg (March 8) and in any case against Arsenal (Champions League 2nd leg on March 11)," the former Barcelona coach said ahead of their Bundesliga match at home to Schalke 04 on Saturday.

The 30-year-old Frenchman has not played since February 2, when Bayern thumped Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0, after breaking down with a burst blood vessel on his buttocks.

Bayern are yet to lose in the Bundesliga this season and are 19 points clear of Bayer Leverkusen at the top of the table.

On Thursday, France coach Didier Deschamps included Ribery in his squad to play the Netherlands in a World Cup warm-up match on March 5 in Paris.

Source: AFP

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