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Schweinsteiger in doubt for Super Cup

August 28, 2013
By ESPN staff

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger could miss the UEFA Super Cup clash against Chelsea after spraining his ankle in the 1-1 Bundesliga draw against Freiburg.

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Schweinsteiger came off with ten minute to play and Bayern in command after Xherdan Shaqiri had given them a 1-0 lead.

But Freiburg’s Nicolas Hofler struck in the 88th minute to leave Bayern boss Pep Guardiola ruing missed chances -- and Schweinsteiger’s injury.

"He sprained his ankle,” the Spanish coach said. “There will be a medical check tomorrow. I hope he will play on Friday, but we do not know yet.

"We played well, very well. But if you’re only 1-0 up in the Bundesliga, things like this can always happen. We never stopped attacking and we had chances. But I’m very, very proud of my players.”

Bayern captain Philipp Lahm agreed with Guardiola’s assessment of the match, believing he and his team-mates had to shoulder responsibility for the dropped points.

“We have only ourselves to blame,” he told the club's official website. “We conceded an equaliser just before the end, but we had plenty of chances to score a second of our own before that.

“It would have been over if we’d done that. In recent matches, we’ve tended to fail to make the outcome clear-cut, and we were punished for that today.”

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