Manuel Neuer Remains Unlikely to Feature for Bayern Munich in Season Opener Against Eintracht Frankfurt

Manuel Neuer Remains Unlikely to Feature for Bayern Munich in Season Opener Against Eintracht Frankfurt

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Bayern Munich get their Bundesliga campaign underway with a trip to Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday
  • Manuel Neuer is suffering with a tummy bug and remains a doubt for Bayern Munich's first game
  • Sven Ulreich could feature in Bayern Munich's first game of the season if he steps in for Manuel Neuer

Bayern Munich face a nervy wait to see if their captain will be eligible to play in the Bundesliga season opener.

The defending champions will face off against Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt at the Deutsche Bank Park tomorrow, August 5.

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Manuel Neuer is unlikely to feature for Bayern Munich in their Bundesliga season opener against Eintracht Frankfurt. Image: Catherine Ivill
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As reported by Bulinews, Neuer remains a doubt for the game after being sidelined with a tummy bug. The keeper, as a result, has been unable to train with the squad for the season opener against Frankfurt.

Bayern will already be without Leon Goretzka and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for the game. If Neuer isn’t medically cleared in time, Bayern will have to call upon Sven Ulreich to stand in for him.

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Ulreich joined Bayern in 2015 from VfB Stuttgart but departed in 2020 to Hamburger SV. He then returned to Bayern last year. He has made 78 appearances for the champions in all competitions and kept 24 clean sheets, TransferMarkt confirmed.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.