Carlo Ancelotti says Bayern Munich are holding their breath over David Alaba for Wednesday's German Cup semi-remaining against Borussia Dortmund after the Austria world injured his knee.
Carlo Ancelotti says Bayern Munich are keeping their breath over David Alaba for Wednesday's German Cup semi-final against Borussia Dortmund after the Austria global injured his knee.
Alaba switched from left-again to relevant defence, but limped off after just sixteen minutes of Bayern's 2-2 draw at dwelling to Mainz on Saturday and Ancelotti is waiting to look the extent of the injury.
"He couldn't proceed. He had a small drawback within the knee, which we at the moment are checking, nevertheless it's now not a major problem," said Bayern's Italian teach Ancelotti.
"We'll see if he can play on Wednesday."
Bayern are already struggling in defence with Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer sidelined for the remainder of the season with a foot fracture.
Ancelotti was without injured centre backs Javi Martinez and Jerome Boateng towards Mainz, but the pair must be match to face Dortmund in a repeat of closing year's cup remaining which Bayern won on penalties.
Bayern needed a Thiago Alcantara equaliser to seal Saturday's 2-2 draw as they twice came from in the back of against relegation-threatened Mainz to maintain their 20-suit unbeaten record at dwelling within the Bundesliga.
second-positioned RB Leipzig can trim Bayern's lead in Germany's top flight to six points in the event that they win at Schalke on Sunday with the Bavarian giants chasing a fifth straight German League title this season.
The draw with Mainz capped every week to put out of your mind for the Bundesliga league leaders following Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final exit by the hands of real Madrid.
Dortmund, who additionally bowed out of the Champions League in midweek after losing their last eight tie at Monaco, also have defensive woes as they appear to achieve the German Cup final on may 27 at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.
Their centre-again Sokratis Papastathopoulos is carrying a leg knock.
The Greece international sat out Saturday's Bundesliga match at Borussia Moenchengladbach, but Dortmund has "ruled out" him going through Bayern, in step with their web site.