Bundesliga - Bayern keeper Neuer fit for German Cup semi-final

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be fit for next week's German Cup semi-final against Kaiserslautern despite injuring a calf muscle in their 3-0 league defeat by Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, he said.

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Bundesliga - Bayern keeper Neuer fit for German Cup semi-final
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Frank Ribery (R) and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (Reuters)

Germany international Neuer was replaced at halftime by 20-year-old reserve team keeper Lukas Raeder, who conceded two goals in the opening 12 minutes of his Bundesliga debut, with second choice Tom Starke also out injured.

"It is not at risk," Neuer told reporters when asked whether his participation in Wednesday's game was in doubt.

"I was not taken off for no reason. We did not want to risk anything because for us it was more important for me to be fit on Wednesday," said Neuer.

Bayern, looking for an unprecedented back-to-back treble, are also through to the Champions League last four in which they will face Real Madrid later this month.

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