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Football: Schweinsteiger set to return for Bayern

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Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to return from an ankle injury for Bayern Munich in Saturday's Bundesliga clash at home to Hanover 96.

The 29-year-old has been out since injuring his right ankle in Bayern's 1-1 Bundesliga draw at Freiburg a fortnight ago, but is expected to play at Munich's Allianz Arena against Hanover.

Having missed Bayern's UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea in Prague, as well as Germany's 3-0 win over Austria in Friday's World Cup qualifier, Schweinsteiger trained with the Bayern squad under coach Pep Guardiola on Tuesday, while his fellow German internationals prepared to face Faroe Islands.

Dutch winger Arjen Robben, who played in the Netherlands' 2-2 draw with Estonia last Friday but pulled out of Tuesday's match against minnows Andorra with a slight knee injury, should also be fit to play Hanover.

"It'll be a difficult game, we have to win it," said Robben, with Bayern second in the Bundesliga, two points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, who have won all four of their league games so far.

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