UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben set to miss Benfica return leg

first_imgInjured Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is unlikely to recover in time for the side’s Champions League quarter-final return leg in Benfica next week, coach Pep Guardiola confirmed on Friday.Bayern, who won Tuesday’s first leg in Munich 1-0 and remain on course for a treble, have been without the Dutchman this month as he continues to recuperate from an adductor muscle injury that was initially considered to be a minor one.”He is still injured. He is not expected to be fit next week,” Guardiola told a news conference.”I don’t know that,” he replied, when asked when the 32-year-old was likely to return.Bayern, who are five points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga with six matches remaining and are through to the semi-final of the German Cup, travel to VfB Stuttgart on Saturday.The Bavarians are looking to repeat their only other treble-winning season in 2013.last_img read more

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first_imgMcShay’s first mock draft was released Dec. 13, before college bowl season and before the NFL’s draft order was determined. In that version, he had the Cardinals taking Foster with the 11th selection. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories center_img Alabama’s Reuben Foster answers a question during media day for Saturday’s Peach Bowl NCAA college football game against Washington in Atlanta, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman) McShay released his second mock draft of the season Wednesday morning, and he has the Arizona Cardinals selecting linebacker Alabama Reuben Foster with the 13th overall pick in the first round.If the right QB is available here, I wouldn’t count the Cardinals out. With Watson and Trubisky off the board, though, Foster is the pick. He’s one of the 10 best players in this draft; the only reason he might slide a bit is his position. He shed weight and played much faster in 2016, proving to be an every-down linebacker. The Cardinals have six defensive starters set to hit free agency. Whom they re-sign will play a big role in the direction they take with this pick.As McShay points out, the Cardinals have a lot of free agents, including starting linebacker Kevin Minter, who is coming off a decent 2016 season in which he tallied 95 total tackles and 3.5 sacks. While Minter wasn’t exactly breaking the bank on his rookie contract as a second-round pick, Arizona general manager Steve Keim might look to get younger at the position and let Minter walk this spring.Foster led the Crimson Tide with 115 total tackles, while adding 13 tackles for loss, five sacks, and two pass breakups in 2016. He had a team-leading 12 tackles in Alabama’s loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff Championship Game in January. There are still nearly three months until the 2017 NFL Draft, but as we know, the mock draft business is thriving even here in early-February.At ArizonaSports.com, we’ve tracked over 65 mocks since the calendar flipped to 2017 — a number that will increase substantially until the actual draft, which begins April 27.Certain draft analysts draw more attention when they release a mock. ESPN’s Todd McShay is one of them. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more