2013 UEFA Best Player in Europe Franck Ribery is currently nursing a mild knee complaint
2013 UEFA Best Player in Europe Franck Ribery is currently nursing a mild knee complaint
Bundesliga

Ribery sits out training

Munich - FC Bayern München will be hoping recovers in time for next week's Supercup clash with Borussia Dortmund after missing training on Saturday.

Heroes' welcome, Contento set to leave

According to the club's Twitter feed, the 31-year-old is reportedly suffering from a minor knee problem, but is optimistic he'll be up and about again on Monday. Ribery, who helped Bayern to a Bundesliga and DFB Cup double in 2013/14, has only recently returned to first-team action, having missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup owing to a persistent back complaint. Bayern and BVB will contest the first silverware of 2014/15 to the backdrop of a capacity 80,667 crowd at Signal Iduna Park on 13 August.

Meanwhile, the club's posse of 2014 FIFA World Cup winners made a triumphant return home in the Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon, in front of a crowd of 65,500. Jerome Boateng, Mario Götze, Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller, Bastian Schweinsteiger and finally captain - Philipp Lahm were paraded onto the pitch ahead of a club legends' game against Manchester United FC. "It's absolutely incredible the welcome that we've received," beamed Lahm, skipper for both club and country. "Hopefully the season continues in the same vein." Former Bayern greats including Giovane Elber, Alexander Zickler and Paulo Sergio featured in a 3-3 draw against a Man Utd team containing, among others, former England internationals Paul Scholes and Andy Cole. The club also confirmed that left-back Diego Contento is set to leave the club after 19 years having agreed a deal to join French Ligue 1 side FC Girondins de Bordeaux.