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Dortmund vs Bayern: Will Thomas Muller miss Der Klassiker?

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The Bavarians face their arch-rivals in a crucial test for Julian Nagelsmann.

Thomas Muller won’t play for Bayern Munich in their Bundesliga clash against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

The Germany international moved to quarantine after he and Joshua Kimmich tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

Kimmich is back in Bayern’s training, but Muller will stay out as he is yet to fully recover from the symptoms.

“Though they have both tested negative, Thomas Muller still has some cold symptoms, so he won’t be in the squad,” Nagelsmann said.

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“Joshua Kimmich, everything looks good. He has no symptoms, he was asymptomatic the whole time. 

“He’ll travel with the squad and then we’ll see how far off he is after five days on the sidelines, whether he can feature in the starting lineup.

“It’s a special game and that might mean there are special circumstances, but we’ll see how training goes and how he feels.

“At the end of the day, both are now free from the constraints, which is good news.”

Following a disappointing run before the international break, Bayern have bounced back with crushing wins over Bayer Leverkusen and Viktoria Plzen.

Let’s see if Julian Nagelsmann can silence his critics by winning Der Klassiker this weekend.