Ribery ruled out of Dortmund clash
Munich, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - Franck Ribery has been ruled out of Bayern Munich's monumental Bundesliga clash with Borussia Dortmund due to a rib injury, it was revealed Thursday.
Ribery sustained the injury in France's 3-0 victory over Ukraine in World Cup qualifying action on Tuesday.
"The European Footballer of the Year suffered a partially broken 10th rib in the decisive World Cup playoff against the Ukraine on Tuesday night and will definitely miss the match against BVB at the weekend," read a statement on Bayern's official website.
Bayern has not beaten Dortmund in Bundesliga play since February 2010, but the league-leaders carry a four-point lead into Saturday's crucial contest.
11/21 13:47:59 ET