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Thiago starts light training

Welcome back, Thiago! The Spain international has resumed training four weeks after suffering a partial ligament rupture against 1899 Hoffenheim. Thiago completed two intensive sessions with fitness coach Thomas Wilhelmi at the Säbener Strasse facility on Saturday and Sunday. The plan is to increase intensity levels over the next few days. If all goes well the 23-year-old summer signing may be able to make an appearance in the run-in.

Proenca to referee return against Real

Pedro Proenca has been appointed as referee for the Champions League semi-final return against Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night. The last time the Portuguese official refereed a Bayern game was the defeat to Chelsea in the final on 19 May 2012. Proenca is rated as one of the best referees in the world and is due to officiate at this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.

Quote of the day

"Your gut feeling is your gut feeling. You can't explain it."
(Arjen Robben on why he is optimistic about the Real clash)