Bayern Munich have suffered a blow after Thiago Alcantara was ruled out for seven weeks through injury.
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The Spain international will undergo surgery and is expected to be out for up to two months -- a disappointment to manager Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola made Thiago his No. 1 transfer target this summer and acquired his services amid reported interest from Manchester United.
Bayern have made a strong start to the defence of their Bundesliga title, winning their three opening fixtures.