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Bayern suffer Thiago Alcantara blow

August 25, 2013
By ESPN staff

Bayern Munich have suffered a blow after Thiago Alcantara was ruled out for seven weeks through injury.

• Schaaf: Thiago injury not so bad for Bayern

Bayern announced the news on their official Twitter account after the midfielder suffered an ankle injury in their 2-0 win over Nurnberg on Saturday.

Thiago Alcantara Barcelona v Bayern Munich
GettyImagesThiago was signed from Barcelona in the summer.

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.

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