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Focus on Hoffenheim

Schweinsteiger’s welcome return to training

Bayern set off into 2012 from a position of strength, but things have not gone according to plan and the men in red have won only four of their nine matches this year. However, all three home games have ended in victory with no goals against, and in total, Munich have won their last six at the Allianz Arena. The plan is to make it seven against Hoffenheim on Saturday, as FCB seek to cement their grip on second spot in the Bundesliga.

After a rest day on Monday, the squad was back at the Säbener Strasse facility on Tuesday for two workouts, ushering in what Thomas Müller described as “a hard week of training." Boss Jupp Heynckes initiated the first session at 10 am, although the players who featured in Leverkusen last Saturday were not required to take part.