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Bayern Munich: Neuer's 100% record in doubt due to illness

Joshua Kimmich and Alphonso Davies returned to training with Bayern Munich on Thursday but captain Neuer may miss out against Cologne.

Bayern skipper Neuer laid low by stomach bug

Manuel Neuer is a doubt for Bayern Munich's trip to Cologne on Sunday after he missed training due to illness.

Bayern confirmed their captain sat out Thursday's session at Sabener Strasse because of a gastro-intestinal infection.

Neuer, 33, has been an ever-present for Bayern in the Bundesliga and Champions League this season.

Sven Ulreich may make 2019-20 debut

Back-up keeper Sven Ulreich has been unused this season but managed 12 apppearances across the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal last campaign, while Bayern also have youth keepers Ron-Thorben Hoffmann and Christian Früchtl to call upon. 

There was better news for head coach Hansi Flick as Joshua Kimmich and Alphonso Davies were back among the first-team group having been laid low by a cold and an ankle knock respectively.

Following last weekend's 0-0 draw against second-place RB Leipzig, Bayern retain a slender one-point advantage as they pursue an eighth consecutive Bundesliga crown.

Flick's side resume their Champions League campaign with a last-16 trip to Chelsea on February 25.