Cris declared doubtful for Bayern battle

LYON - Olympique Lyon defender Cris is doubtful for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich because of hip and knee problems, coach Claude Puel said on Saturday.

"He has a bruise on his hip and his knee is locked up following a knock," Puel told reporters after the Brazilian centre-back picked up the injury during the morning training session.

"He is doubtful (for Tuesday)."

The loss of Cris would be a huge blow to the Lyon defence, with Jeremy Toulalan suspended after his red card in the first leg, which Bayern won 1-0, and Mathieu Bodmer ruled out injured.

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