Injury woes keeps Guardiola awake all night.

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Guardiola must have his mind filled with thoughts at the moment. Far from his list of worries will the recent loss to Dortmund in the DFB Pokal cup competition, last night. The Spainard’s mind will  be plagued with thoughts of injury woes that has befallen his team, at the very moment when every member of his squad is essential.images (51)

The latest among the list of injured players are Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben. I am positive the most painful will be the Dutch winger who barely spent 20 minutes on the pitch when he was subbed into the game in the 68 minute.

With the Semi finals of the UEFA Champions League fast approaching, Guardiola’s mind are heavily laced with thoughts.

It is likely that Bayern Munich’s Champions League hopes will suffer a major blow with the confirmation of star winger Arjen Robben to miss the rest of the season with a calf problem while striker Robert Lewandowski is also facing a spell on the sidelines.

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Both players were injured during Bayern’s DFB-Pokal penalty shoot-out defeat to Borussia Dortmund, Robben limping off just 16 minutes into a comeback from an abdominal injury which kept him out for five weeks while Lewandowski sustained a broken jaw and nose after being clattered by visiting goalkeeper Mitch Langerak.

Bayern boss Pep Guardiola confirmed after the final whistle that Robben had suffered a calf injury and his worst fears were confirmed following the Dutchman’s visit to Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt on Wednesday morning.

Arjen #Robben has a tear in his left calf muscle. His season is over.

— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) April 29, 2015

Lewandowski suffered his injury deep into extra-time when he was caught by Langerak’s hand in an aerial challenge. He managed to complete the 120 minutes Bayern had already used their three substitutions but appeared groggy and played little part in the action. He was also not considered for the shoot-out which Dortmund won following misses from Philipp Lahm, Xabi Alonso, Mario Gotze and Manuel Neuer.

He returned for further tests on Wednesday after which more bad news was delivered.

Robert #Lewandowski has broken his upper jaw and his nose. He also has a concussion. It doesn’t get much worse than that.

— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) April 29, 2015

The Poland striker remains optimistic he will be able to face Barca, although if passed fit he will likely require the use of a face mask.

“Its a few more days till the match at Camp Nou, i really hope i will be able to play!”

— Robert Lewandowski (@lewy_official) April 29, 2015

Positive news was in short supply for Guardiola on Wednesday although he will be boosted by the fact midfielder Thiago Alcantara did not sustain a more serious injury after limping off in the second half while Bayern are also confident winger Franck Ribery will be available for the Barca game after making progress in his recovery from an ankle injury.

“Cometh the hour, cometh the man”, I hope the Bayern tactician can rise to the occasion and make good use of the staccato of thought at his disposal.

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