Bayern Munich won’t have Arturo Vidal. The Chilean midfielder needs a minor operation to his right knee surgery.
Vidal got on Sunday during the workout again problems with his knee, that he had a few weeks earlier, had injured. Due to the injury he missed three matches played and the return in the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Sevilla.
“There is a piece loose in his knee and that ensures that the knee blocks. It is now, with a little work removed”, stated coach Jupp Heynckes on Monday at a press conference for the cup match against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.
It is not known how long Vidal must convalesce and whether he is fit enough to come in action in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Bayern plays on april 25, the heenwedstrijd against Real Madrid and a week later the return finished.
Heynckes does not want a prediction about the herstelduur of Vidal. “I’ve been so long involved in football and know that such a thing is not to predict falls. Arturo is a fighter. He would desperately want to play against Real, but we must wait and see how the surgery operates and how he recovers.”
Bayern Munich crowned last week and already champion of Germany and can then focus completely on the Champions League and the cup. The uitduel of Bayern with Leverkusen in the semi-final battle of the DFB Pokal begins Tuesday at 20.45 hours.
The other match in the semi-final between Schalke 04 and Eintracht Frankfurt and is Wednesday night on the program. The final is on may 19, finished.