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Bayern Munich stars Franck Ribry and Jrme Boateng have not travelled with the rest of the squad ahead of the first leg of the club's Champions League knockout stage match against Liverpool on Tuesday. Both players have been used sparingly this season under new manager Niko Kova but they were present during Friday's Bavarian derby win over local rivals FC Augsburg, with Ribry even getting a run out at the end of the match. Despite their availability over the weekend, Bayern Munich have confirmed that neither player will travel with their teammates to England on Monday ahead of their match against Liverpool. Boateng, meanwhile, has been suffering with stomach problems and will be ruled out for the first leg of their match with Liverpool, meaning that Niklas Sle will partner Mats Hummels for just the second time in the Champions League this season.