Thiago and Coman back for Bayern's trip to Anderlecht

Bayern Munich welcomes back Thiago Alcantara and Kingsley Coman for the trip to Anderlecht, while Manuel Neuer's recovery is on track.

Midfielder Thiago sat out Saturday's 3-0 Bundesliga win over Augsburg with a knee complaint.   -  Bongarts

Thiago Alcantara and Kingsley Coman are back in the Bayern Munich squad to face Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League.

Midfielder Thiago and winger Coman sat out Saturday's 3-0 Bundesliga win over Augsburg with respective knee and tendon complaints but will travel to Belgium for Wednesday's Group B clash.

Bayern is already through to the knockout stages but must win to retain any hope of pipping Paris Saint-Germain to top spot.

Head coach Jupp Heynckes remains without a host of first-team regulars through injury, namely Manuel Neuer, Franck Ribery, David Alaba, Thomas Muller and Rafinha.

Speaking before Bayern boarded its flight for the match, chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told reporters that Germany goalkeeper Neuer is progressing as planned in his rehabilitation from surgery on a broken foot.

"He will be off crutches shortly," he said. "There's no reason to be pessimistic.

"Everything is progressing as the doctor said it would."

Rummenigge added: "We have won eight games in a row. We just need to stay in this flow, as they like to say."

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