Football

Hummels out of Real clash

Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels is out of their Champions League quarter-final home clash with Real Madrid on Thursday morning (Singapore time) after injuring his ankle in training on Sunday.

The Germany international, who tore a right ankle ligament, faces a race to be fit for the return leg in Madrid on April 18.

He told the German daily Bild: "I definitely won't be on the pitch (for the first leg)."

The 28-year-old is also likely to miss Saturday's Bundesliga away match at Bayer Leverkusen.

MUELLER BACK

With Hummels sidelined, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez will resume their centre-back partnership, having played in Saturday's 4-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.

There was good news, however, as Germany forward Thomas Mueller returned to training on Sunday and is in contention for a place. - AFP

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