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Bayern's Neuer and four others to miss Heidenheim match

Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer reacts during the Bundesliga soccer match between Darmstadt 98 and Bayern Munich at Merck Stadium. Neuer remains sidelined for Bayern Munich's Bundesliga match in Heidenheim as one of five absent players, coach Thomas Tuchel said on 05 April. Uwe Anspach/dpa

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer remains sidelined for Bayern Munich's Bundesliga match in Heidenheim as one of five absent players, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Friday.

Neuer, 38, sustained an adductor injury more than two weeks ago while at the national team.

He missed friendly international victories against France and the Netherlands, as well as Bayern's following 2-0 Bundesliga defeat against Borussia Dortmund which effectively ended their title hopes as they slipped 13 points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Sven Ulreich is set to deputise as usual at mid-table Heidenheim while Neuer aims to be back for Tuesday's Champions League first leg quarter-final at England's Arsenal.

Also missing on Saturday are forwards, Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sané, midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic and full back Noussair Mazraoui.

"None of the five is rested for Tuesday. They are not in the squad because they aren't fully fit, so there is also a question mark for Tuesday. There is no tendency, every minute counts," Tuchel said.

Tuchel said "we have to make up for last weekend" in their first ever trip to Heidenheim before starting to think about Arsenal.

"Tomorrow, it's a classic case of David v Goliath, in front of a passionate fan base that will get behind the home team," he said.

"We also have a big game coming up after that we're also focused on, but we can't just skip ahead to it."