Kroos facing lengthy absence
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Bayern Munich could be without central midfielder Toni Kroos for the rest of the season after the Germany star picked up a groin injury in the UEFA Champions League win over Juventus.

The 23-year-old pulled up with the injury in his right leg just 13 minutes into Bayern's 2-0 Champions League quarter-final, first-leg tie at the Allianz Arena, with the return leg in Turin next Wednesday.

Bayern's team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller Wohlfahrt has said Kroos will be out for between "six to eight weeks". The German season ends after the German Cup final in Berlin on 1 June, with Bayern in the semi-finals.

Munich, who are bidding to be the first German team to win the treble, are 20 points clear in the Bundesliga and can secure the German league title if they win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

"It's very disappointing for him and for all of us," said Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes about Kroos' injury. "A lot will be decided in the next two months and his injury will take a long time."