Borussia Monchengladbach's Fabian Johnson out with groin injury
United States international Fabian Johnson will be rested for Borussia Monchengladbach's match at league leaders Bayern Munich because of a groin injury, coach Andre Schubert has confirmed.
The 28-year-old United States international currently is nursing muscular problems in his right groin, according to the club.
"We won't risk anything," Gladbach coach Schubert told reporters at his prematch news conference ahead of the Foals' trip to the Allianz Arena.
The Gladbach midfielder has so far featured in 26 Bundesliga games for the Foals this term. But following back-to-back defeats at Ingolstadt and bottom club Hannover 96, he only came off the bench as a late substitute in the 3-1 win against Hoffenheim last week.
Borussia Monchengladbach have not picked up three points on the road since their win at Hertha Berlin on matchday 11. However, they remain hopeful to repeat their 2015 feat when they recorded a 2-0 win at the Allianz Arena in March.
The Foals have also defeated Pep Guardiola's team in the reverse fixture at the Borussia Park earlier this season.
"We have seen that Atletico were courageous, got into the one-on-one situations, and that's what we also have to try to do on Saturday," keeper Yann Sommer told Rheinische Post. "We should not hide, but have to try to take our game to Munich."
Midfielder Lars Stindl will return to the Gladbach squad following a training break for private reasons in the last 10 days.
Borussia Monchengladbach still hope to return to Champions League next season. They rank fifth and trail fourth-placed Hertha BSC by only one point.
Bayern Munich can win a fourth consecutive league title on Saturday if they keep all three points at Allianz Arena or Dortmund fail to beat Wolfsburg.