FCB goalkeeper Neuer will probably be fully operational against Mainz
National soccer goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has apparently overcome another hurdle on the way to his planned comeback after a month-long injury break.
As the “Kicker” reported, the responsible doctors at FC Bayern Munich had given the green light for him to play in the Bundesliga game at Mainz 05 on Saturday evening (6.30 p.m./Sky). Goalkeeper coach Michaelrechner also agrees with this. A decision as to whether the 37-year-old Neuer will actually play will only be made after an agreement between him and head coach Thomas Tuchel.
In the first games of this season, Neuer was usually well represented by substitute goalkeeper Sven Ulreich (35). Three days after the Mainz game, Munich continues in the Champions League against Galatasaray Istanbul. The next home game is against Darmstadt 98 on October 28th.
The TV broadcaster Sky reported a few days ago that Neuer wanted to be back in goal against Darmstadt at the latest and then immediately in the starting line-up. He has not played for the club since breaking his leg in December.