Thiago Alcântara Do Nascimiento
Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara admits football can change quickly despite signing a contract extension earlier this year.
Bayern Munich reached the DFB-Pokal third round with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over RB Leipzig following a highly contentious 1-1 draw.
Bayern Munich hope Thiago Alcantara will be back in action swiftly after tests confirmed he has escaped a serious ankle injury.
Spain will be without Thiago Alcantara when they take on Israel after the Bayern Munich midfielder suffered an ankle sprain against Albania.
He missed out on Brazil 2014 due to injury so Thiago Alcantara was delighted to seal qualification for next year's World Cup with Spain.
Spain duo Thiago Alcantara and Koke do not want questions about Gerard Pique's commitment to distract from their upcoming matches.
Carlo Ancelotti said it was "a great honour" to manage Bayern Munich despite his tenure coming to an abrupt end on Thursday.
Bayern Munich fitness coach Giovanni Mauri has been defended by Carlo Ancelotti after Manuel Neuer became the latest injury concern.
After missing Bayern Munich's first Bundesliga game of the new season, Javi Martinez and Thiago returned to full training on Tuesday.
James Rodriguez must wait for his Bundesliga debut as Bayern Munich launch their title defence without a clutch of first-team regulars.