Bayern, Leipzig players back for Germany duty in Nations League

Among those returning are Bayern's Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry as well as Leipzig's Marcel Halstenberg and Lukas Klostermann.

Bayern Munich stars Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka (File Photo).   -  Getty Images

Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig players, who were rested for Germany's previous set of international matches last month, were called up on Friday for the team's upcoming Nations League games with coach Joachim Loew naming a 29-man squad.

Among those returning are Bayern's Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry as well as Leipzig's Marcel Halstenberg and Lukas Klostermann.

These players along with Real Madrid's Toni Kroos will only play in their two Nations League qualifiers against Ukraine on October 10 and Switzerland three days later.

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They will not feature in Wednesday's friendly against Turkey with Loew taking into consideration the busy season they have ahead of them for both club and country.

Loew had rested them in September following the clubs' runs in the Champions League with Bayern clinching the title in August and Leipzig reaching the semifinals.

The Germans play Turkey on October 7 in a friendly before travelling to Ukraine three days later and then hosting the Swiss in their two Nations League group matches.

Borussia Dortmund player Mahmoud Dahoud and Borussia Moenchengladbach's Jonas Hofmann earned their first callups in Loew's enlarged squad.

Germany is still without a win in League A - Group 4, sitting in third place on two points from two games, one point behind Ukraine and two off leader Spain.

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