BERLIN - Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben
is fit to play in Wednesday's Champions League play-off first leg
against FC Zurich after missing last week's Bundesliga game with
VfL Wolfsburg because of back and adductor problems.
Coach Jupp Heynckes said the Dutchman was ready to help the
Bavarians try to reach the group stages after they finished
third in the Bundesliga last season and were forced to
"He trained very well for the past three days," Heynckes
told reporters on Tuesday.
Bayern are desperate to go through especially as the final
will be held in Munich next year. The financial fallout from
failing to advance is also estimated at about 20 million euros.
"We know this is a challenge for us. We are aware of the
importance of this game and the demand to reach the group
stages," said Heynckes.
"We are up against a creative and strong
opponent who will not go into hiding against us."
The return leg is on August 23.
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