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Fired up for Fürth

Neuer: We've had a long enough break

The Supercup against Dortmund was an amuse-bouche, the cup tie in Regensburg an appetiser, but now for the main course: Bayern head into the 50th Bundesliga season this Saturday. “We've had a long enough break. We're all looking forward to getting going again," Manuel Neuer said on Thursday. Philipp Lahm is equally enthusiastic: “At the weekend we'll find out where we stand. This is the real start of the season."

A near eight-week pre-season comes to an end with kick-off against Greuther Fürth on Saturday afternoon. Speaking to, board director for sport Matthias Sammer summarised his impression so far. “We've trained very intensively, although we've had to overcome one or two injuries. But I'm convinced we’re well prepared."