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Bayern vs Leverkusen: Nagelsmann provides injury update on Neuer

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The Bayern Munich goalkeeper is working on his recovery after undergoing knee surgery last month.

Bayern Munich will face Bayer Leverkusen in their next Bundesliga game on Saturday. The Bavarians managed to increase their lead on top of the table to eight points as they clinched a narrow 1-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Sven Ulreich managed to make his first clean sheet for Bayern since he replaced Manuel Neuer in Bayern’s lineup. Neuer suffered an injury last month, which required him to undergo knee surgery. 

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The experienced goalkeeper returned to light training last week, with Julian Nagelsmann now confirming he might make his return against Salzburg on Tuesday.

“Manu did a little more today for the first time, also in team training,” the Bayern boss told a pre-match news conference.

“Things are looking good. He still feels a little twinge when he has to stand up from a deep knee bend. He won’t be an option for the squad tomorrow, that would be naive. 

“We’ll have to see how sensible that is for Salzburg. We’ll have to wait and see how he reacts. He hasn’t lost any of his quality.”

Bayern will face Salzburg in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday. Before that, however, they must face an in-form Leverkusen side, against whom they won 5-1 in October.