Both Arjen Robben (l.) and Franck Ribery have endured injury-plagued seasons for FC Bayern. - © © gettyimages / Alexander Hassenstein / Staff
Both Arjen Robben (l.) and Franck Ribery have endured injury-plagued seasons for FC Bayern. - © © gettyimages / Alexander Hassenstein / Staff
Bundesliga

Robben optimistic on comeback but Ribery a doubt for Atletico

Arjen Robben is hopeful he will play again for FC Bayern München this season, but Franck Ribery is a doubt to face Club Atletico de Madrid in next week's UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg.

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"It's not going as well as expected, not as good as it should, but we're persisting and battling with it to try and allow me to still play a role this season," Robben told Bayern's TV channel ahead of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Borussia Mönchengladbach. The Netherlands international has not played for two months due to an adductor problem.

Ribery missed the Matchday 32 game with a back problem, and coach Pep Guardiola admitted the Frenchman may not be fit for Tuesday's return fixture against Atletico on Tuesday with Bayern trailing 1-0 from the first leg.

"At this moment in time, I don't know," said Guardiola, who brought Ribery off the bench in the Spanish capital on Wednesday. "We'll try everything to get Franck there."