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Injury boost for Bayern Munich as Pavard resumes training

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Injury boost for Bayern Munich as Pavard resumes training

Benjamin Pavard resumed light training on Monday in a boost for Bayern Munich ahead of their Champions League semi-final against Lyon.

The defender injured a metatarsal ligament last month and played no part in the 8-2 quarter-final destruction of Barcelona in Lisbon.

Pavard only travelled to Portugal to link up with the squad last Thursday after having stayed in Munich to receive treatment.

Bayern said in a statement that he was able to complete part of team training at the Cidade do Futebol, the home of the Portugal national team.

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The France international is unlikely to be fully fit for Wednesday’s game against Lyon, but his return to training will give coach Hansi Flick some hope that he could be involved or at least ready should Bayern reach the final.

Joshua Kimmich was moved to right-back against Barca in Pavard’s absence, with Thiago Alcantara and Leon Goretzka paired at the heart of midfield.

Lyon, who beat Manchester City 3-1 to reach the last four, will face Bayern in a repeat of the 2009-10 semi-final, which the Bundesliga champions won 4-0 on aggregate.

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