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Mario Mandzukic left at home as Bayern leave for Moscow

AFP | Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 20:09

Berlin: Bayern Munich left for Moscow and their Champions League clash with CSKA on Tuesday without star striker Mario Mandzukic.

The Croatia international, who has a calf problem, joined injured first-teamers Franck Ribery (ribs) and Bastian Schweinsteiger (ankle) in remaining in the Bavarian capital.

To make up the numbers, Spanish coach Pep Guardiola called up reserve team players Pierre Emile Hojbjerg, Mitchell Weiser and Julian Green.

With four wins from four, the current Champions League holders have already qualified for the knock-out stages with two Group D matches to spare.

Whatever happens in Moscow, they know they only need a draw at home to Manchester City in their final group game on December 10 to ensure they finish top.

First Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 20:09

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