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Tymo heading back to St Petersburg

Complete with a full set of winner’s medals and on the back of a glorious season, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk will shortly leave Bayern when his contract expires at the end of the month. Tymo has now announced his destination: the Ukrainian is returning to Zenit St Petersburg, the club he left to join Munich in the summer of 2009. Both the player and the Russian club confirmed the news on Sunday. The 34-year-old has signed a two-year deal with his former and new club. Tymoshchuk made 132 appearances for Bayern in his four-year spell with the Bavarians, the last of them in Saturday evening’s DFB Cup final.

Celebrating stars acclaim absent team-mates
One of the key success factors identified by personalities at the club and commentators this season has been the extremely strong team spirit at FCB. That was evident again at the celebrations of the historic treble. Following Saturday evening’s DFB Cup final, Bastian Schweinsteiger and company paraded at Berlin Olympic Stadium with numbered shirts belonging to Dante, Luiz Gustavo and Holger Badstuber, showing them off to TV cameras. And there was a small surprise in store at Sunday's reception at Munich Town Hall, as Dante sent a video message from the Brazil national team base, thanking his team-mates for the treble.

Löw’s praise for super Bayern
Germany coach Joachim Löw has congratulated Bayern on their historic 2012/13 campaign and for claiming the treble. “It's impossible to rate this achievement too highly. This is something which stands for all time," said Löw on Sunday in Washington prior to Germany's friendly against the USA. “The players who were part of it are now Bayern Munich heroes for ever. That's what's so special," the coach said.