Created on 09-06-2009 at 00:00 AM
After completing their post-season programme of friendlies out in the regions in the last week of May, the Bayern senior squad were officially released for an approximately four-week summer vacation. Apart from the players with international duties, the stars have until 30 June to recharge their batteries, before new boss Louis van Gaal welcomes the squad back to the Säbener Strasse for pre-season training on 1 July.
Alongside a training camp in Donaueschingen, the club’s summer programme includes two tournaments and five further friendlies, before the competitive action resumes at the beginning of August. fcbayern.de summarises Bayern’s pre-season training and warm-up schedule.
Bayern’s pre-season schedule:
1 July: Training resumes
10 July: Friendly v Red Bull Salzburg (A)
11 July: Dream Game 2009: FCB v De rodn Waginga fan club
16-24 July: Training camp in Donaueschingen
18-19 July: T-Home Cup 2009 (in Gelsenkirchen)
21 July: Friendly v Stuttgarter Kickers (A)
24 July: Friendly v FC Köln (A)
25 July: Friendly v McFit Allstars (in Gelsenkirchen)
29-30 July: Audi Cup 2009 (Allianz Arena)
1-2 August: DFB Cup first round
7-9 August: Bundesliga Matchday 1
26 August: Friendly v Union Berlin (A)