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MAN to lay on buses for FCB fans

In very good news for travelling Bayern fans, commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN is to operate a “special train” from Munich to the Reds’ away fixture in Frankfurt on Saturday. As an added bonus, the “locomotive” for the weekend convoy will be an exact replica of the current FC Bayern team bus. MAN is a club sponsor and the FC Bayern bus transportation partner, and Saturday’s special service is free of charge. “It’s fantastic that our partners MAN are helping us out! It’s important because the team needs the fans’ support,” commented sporting director Matthias Sammer. Fans in possession of a ticket for the Frankfurt match can apply for places on the “special train” by visiting The buses will depart for Frankfurt from Fröttmaning bus station at 8 am on Saturday. Due to an ongoing industrial dispute, only a third of German Railways (DB) trains are running at the present time.

Meyer to ref Eintracht clash

Florian Meyer has been appointed to referee Bayern’s away Bundesliga fixture in Frankfurt on Saturday. The 45-year-old lawyer from Burgdorf is is one of the German top flight’s most experienced officials after making his debut back in 1999. He last took charge of a match involving FC Bayern in May in the 2-0 DFB Cup final victory over Dortmund. FCB’s most recent Bundesliga match refereed by Meyer was a 5-0 victory in February this year - against Frankfurt.