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Bernat and Götze back out on the pitch

The second squad workout on the second day of the Doha training camp featured two new players, as Pep Guardiola welcomed Mario Götze and Juan Bernat to the team session at the Aspire Academy for the first time since the players’ arrival in Qatar. Götze has shaken off a stomach upset and took up the team programme after completing a solo session in the morning. Bernat is not yet fully over a cold but was able to complete a rehab session alongside his team-mates.

Quote of the day

“This kind of award always involves a subjective opinion. As mine is the only objective one, I can say that Manu is the number one.”
(FCB sporting director Matthias Sammer on Sunday, the eve of the Ballon d’Or Gala)