Lahm back in Bayern squad

Philipp Lahm has edged ever closer to a comeback from injury, gaining a place in Bayern Munich's squad to face Shakhtar Donetsk.

Bayern Munich have confirmed Philipp Lahm will be part of their 18-man squad for Wednesday's UEFA Champions League tie with Shakhtar Donetsk, 16 weeks after the club captain fractured his right ankle.

Lahm was injured in a training session on November 18 and has been gradually working his way back to full fitness.

Ahead of the second leg of Bayern's last-16 clash with Shakhtar, the Bundesliga champions revealed Lahm would be available to coach Pep Guardiola.

A tweet from Bayern read: "Great news: Philipp #Lahm is in #FCBayern's 18-man squad today for the first time in 16 weeks since fracturing his ankle!"

The first leg between Bayern and Shakhtar, which took place in Lviv, finished goalless.