Davies in line to return to action for Bayern in the Champions League

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Hansi Flick has confirmed that the Canadian full-back will be on his squad when Lokomotiv Moscow arrives at the Allianz Arena

Alphonso Davies is in line to return to action for Bayern Munich in the Champions League after fully recovering from an ankle injury.

Davies has missed Bayern’s last nine games in all competitions as he works to get back in top shape with the club’s medical team.

The 20-year-old suffered ligament damage during the 5-0 Bundesliga win over Eintracht Frankfurt in October, and subsequently underwent an extensive backstage rehabilitation program.

Hansi Flick resigned himself to being without Canada International for eight weeks, but last week he welcomed full training ahead of schedule.

Although the Bayern manager chose not to include a prized asset in a top-of-the-table clash against RB Leipzig on Saturday, he has confirmed that he plans to call him back when Lokomotiv Moscow arrives at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.

Flick told reporters ahead of his team’s last Group A match: “Alphonso Davies will return to the team tomorrow, which is good news.

“We are planning to play him, but we have not yet decided if he will start or come off the bank.”

Pressed further about his selection plans, Flick revealed that Corentin Tolisso is also close to a comeback, but will likely have to wait until Saturday’s clash with Union Berlin before receiving competitive minutes.

“Along with Leon Goretzka, we will have Marc Roca, Angelo Stiller and Maximilian Zaiser on the team,” said Flick.

“Corentin Tolisso has trained very well today, so he could be an option for Saturday, which would really help us.”

The 55-year-old added about the threat Lokomotiv Moscow will pose to Bayern: “Lokomotiv Moscow play good football, especially up front. They can combine well with the ball when they have space.”

“We have to deny them that space and stay compact.”

Bayern are already safe in the knockout phase of the Champions League with four wins and a draw in their group, and they made sure to take first place by drawing 1-1 against Atlético de Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano in the fifth working day.


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