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Ribery ready for Bayern Munich comeback

Franck Ribery is ready to make his Bayern Munich comeback in Saturday's Bundesliga encounter with Hamburg after shaking off a thigh injury.

The former France international has not featured for Bayern since their hard-fought 2-1 win over Werder Bremen in late January, but has been given the green light to feature against Hamburg

"Franck is ready," head coach Carlo Ancelotti said at a media conference.

"He has trained well this week. I have not made a final decision about my starting XI yet, but I think he will be on the bench Saturday."

Xabi Alonso, however, will miss this weekend's clash at the Allianz Arena due to a minor adductor problem.

"He had a small problem with his adductors and is not at 100 per cent," Ancelotti added.

"We do not want to take any risk against Hamburg."

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Saturday's clash will be Ancelotti's 1,000th game in a coaching career that has seen successful spells at AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

"I am very happy to celebrating that milestone," he continued.

"I can remember every game I have been in the dugout for. I still get excited ahead of every game.

"HSV are a good side. They have quick attackers. We will have to be at 100 per cent."