David Alaba should be available for Bayern München's friendly against Sporting Club on Monday
David Alaba should be available for Bayern München's friendly against Sporting Club on Monday
Bundesliga

All clear for Alaba

Doha - FC Bayern München have confirmed that left-back David Alaba should be fit in time for the Reds' Bundesliga restart on 24 January, despite injuring his right knee in training in Qatar on Sunday morning.

The 21-year-old, named Austrian Player of the Year for 2013 in October, limped off the pitch following a challenge from team-mate Pierre Höjbjerg in a practice match at the Bundesliga leaders' winter training camp in Doha, Qatar, leading to fears of a serious injury.

It was later confirmed, however, that Alaba should be able to feature against Sporting Club on Monday, with head coach Pep Guardiola saying, “He’s just taken a knock. It's not a big problem.” Bayern will heading back to Munich following the match in order to continue their preparation for the Bundesliga’s restart, which for them begins with a trip to third-placed Borussia Mönchengladbach.