Bayern Munich waits on Neuer's fitness after ankle knock

Neuer played the full 90 minutes in the Super Cup final against Borussia Dortmund despite the knock, and lifted the trophy on the pitch after Lewandowski's brace sealed Bayern's win.

Neuer, 35, needed treatment on his right ankle during Tuesday's 3-1 win at Dortmund in the German Super Cup.   -  REUTERS

Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer sat out training on Thursday with an ankle knock as the defending Bundesliga champion waits on its goalkeeper's fitness for this weekend's home game against Cologne.

Neuer, 35, needed treatment on his right ankle during Tuesday's 3-1 win at Dortmund in the German Super Cup.

He played the full 90 minutes and lifted the trophy on the pitch after Bayern striker Robert Lewandowksi sealed victory with two goals.

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In a statement, Bayern left it open whether the Germany goalkeeper will be fit for Sunday's home league game at the Allianz Arena.

The defending champion is hunting its first Bundesliga win of the new season after drawing last Friday's opening match at Moenchengladbach.

If Neuer drops out, he is set to be replaced by reserve goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, 33, who rejoined in the summer after a season at second division Hamburg.

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