Bayern Munich just suffered a shocking lost at home when the BundesLiga leading team was defeated by Borussia Mochengladbach with 2 – 0. Munich’s first defeat at home is even getting worse after its winger is confirmed absent for several weeks from the pitch due to an abdominal muscle injury he got when Munich hosted a match against Mochengladbach on Sunday. Arjen Robben was substituted in minute 24 after Tony Jantschke’s foul forced Robben to leave the pitch earlier. Robben has previously suffered a back injury when Munich devastated Shakthar Donetsk with seven goals in Champions League. Arjen Robben used to be known as fragile player and speaking of the bad moment when this title returns.
Bayern Munich fans all across the globe absolutely feel worried when the club’s official twitter account announced that the 31-year-old needs to take his time off for several weeks due to his injury. Robben has been proven to be one of the most important goal scorers for the club. Arjen Robben was involved in 29 goals in 29 matches in all competitions including champions league, Bundesliga and German Cup this season. From those 29 goals, he scored nineteen goals and set up the other ten goals. Robben’s presence in the pitch is lethal enough to instill fear for the opposing team’s defense.
Munich is scheduled to face several important matches including Champions League and German Cup. Arjen Robben’s absence will not be a big problem for Munich’s Bundesliga tittle campaign as the club currently have ten points lead over the league’s runner-up, VFL Wolfsburg. However, the Germany ace club will face Bayer Leverkusen at Bay-Arena in the German Cup and on April 15 the team challenge Porto in the first leg of Champions League quarterfinal. If Robben did not make it until those two crucial matches, Munich would surely have a bit problem with their attacking power since the club’s another winger Frank Ribbery also suffered injury in the same match against Gladbach.
Pep Guardiola will need to solve this problem smartly since losing Arjen Robben and Franck Ribbery will reduce Munich attacking power and also give less option in rotating the players. Bayern Munich surely have some other players to replace Robben and Ribbery but whether they can give similar contribution or attacking power will be another concern. The only miracle Guardiola can hope is that Arjen Robben and Franck Ribbery can return immediately to their perfect fitness to join the team to fight for treble winner this year.