Created on 21-05-2010 at 00:00 AM
For most of the Bayern stars, the Champions League final against Inter in Madrid is the biggest game of their careers to date. But how will the playing and coaching staff be spending the last full day before processing out onto the field for Saturday evening's Bernabeu showdown? fcbayern.de has enquired after the schedule and presents it here, from the official bedtime on Friday through to the big kick-off.
Friday 21 May: Eve of the final
8 pm: Squad dinner, followed by treatment and massage. A team of four physiotherapists has travelled with the squad.
11.30 pm: Lights out for the players. Will the prestigious trophy feature in anyone’s dreams?
Saturday 22 May: Day of the final
10 am: The players receive their wake-up calls from the hotel switchboard.
10.30 am: Breakfast. Likely to be followed by individual and group tactical talks.
1.30 pm: Lunch.
2.30 – 4 pm: Rest. Each player will follow his own preferred routine. “I have a short sleep,” reports Philipp Lahm. After the rest period, the squad regroups for further talks.
5.45 pm: A final pre-match meal or snack. Pasta is a favourite for its slow-release energy. After the meal, Louis van Gaal will hold the main team talk of the day.
7 pm: Team bus departs for the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
7.15 pm: Arrival at the stadium. The players inspect the pitch, before returning to the dressing room to change.
Approx 8.05 pm: Official pre-match warm-up on the field of play.
8.40 pm: Teams assemble in the tunnel ready to process onto the field.
8.45 pm: Referee Howard Webb whistles play underway.