Created on 20-12-2012 at 00:00 AM
Philipp Lahm & Co were officially released for the holiday season on 19 December, and had 14 days to relax and spend time with their families. The players reported back on 2 January for the flight to the annual winter training camp, to be held in Qatar for the third year in a row.
During the stay in the Emirate on the Persian Gulf, Jupp Heynckes and his players will aim to lay the foundations for a successful second half of the campaign and the pursuit of three trophies. The competitive fixtures resume on 19 January when FCB entertain Greuther Fürth in the Bundesliga, but as always, the mid-season schedule also includes a handful of friendly matches, as we detail here: