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Busy Benatia, Pizarro returns

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There was no officially scheduled training session on Thursday but a number of players still trekked to the Säbener Strasse HQ and practice ground - Claudio Pizarro for one following his return in the morning after duty with the Peru national team. Xherdan Shaqiri and Medhi Benatia were out in the open air pursuing individual routines. Robert Lewandowski pounded out the distance on the Ergometer before a spell of massage and treatment, where he was joined by Franck Ribéry. All the currently injured players were present at headquarters, with Bastian Schweinsteiger completing a session of aqua-jogging under the watchful eye of fitness trainer Holger Broich.

Soccer skittles with Guardiola and Alonso

Seconds away for Round Two in the great FC Bayern Soccer Skittles (Dosenschießen) contest on YouTube – and it was a star-studded affair with Pep Guardiola and Xabi Alonso forming one of the teams! The Spaniards took on Brazilian duo Rafinha and Dante. Watch for yourself and discover who came out on top!