Bayern Munich`s Javi Martinez will undergo surgery and is out for the rest of the year after tearing cruciate ligaments in his left knee in Wednesday`s German Super Cup defeat by Borussia Dortmund, the German champions said on Thursday.
Borussia Dortmund ensured former star striker Robert Lewandowski`s return to the Ruhr ended in disappointment on Wednesday as they beat an under-strength Bayern Munich 2-0 to win the German SuperCup for the second successive year.
Bayern Munich are confident they will compensate for the absences of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez when they meet Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-final second leg and book their spot in the next round.
Bayern Munich`s Bastian Schweinsteiger will undergo further ankle surgery and will miss Germany`s friendlies against England and Italy this month after problems arose following the first operation in June, the Bundesliga club said on Friday.
Luis Milla, coach of the Spanish football team for the London Olympic Games, has included members of Euro 2012 Jordi Alba, Juan Mata and Javi Martinez in his 22-man preliminary squad for the quadrennial Games.