Robben out of Klassiker with knee trouble

Bayern Munich must do without Arjen Robben for its first meeting with Borussia Dortmund of the season.

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben   -  Bongarts

Arjen Robben has been ruled out of Bayern Munich's clash with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday due to knee problems.

The experienced winger did not travel with the rest of the squad on Friday ahead of the Klassiker showdown with the Bundesliga leader at Signal Iduna Park.

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Earlier, head coach Niko Kovac had sounded somewhat optimistic over Robben's fitness ahead of its final training session in Munich.

"Arjen tried to train yesterday, but has a couple of knee problemsm so we'll have to see how he trains today," he told a news conference on Friday.

Robben joins Thiago Alcantara, Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso on Bayern's injury list.

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