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Schweinsteiger wins Goal of the Month

Congratulations to Bastian Schweinsteiger! The FC Bayern vice-captain’s superb strike direct from a free-kick in the Reds’ 2-1 victory away to Mainz on Matchday 17 has topped the viewers’ poll in the long-running ARD Sportschau Goal of the Month feature. Schweinsteiger’s curled effort earned some 34 percent of the votes cast. Bastian received the trophy at the Säbener Strasse HQ from his team-mate Holger Badstuber.

FCB Women win friendly in the USA

The FCB Women are currently in Florida for a mid-season training camp and recorded a comfortable victory over the University of Florida on Saturday evening. Munich beat The Gators 4-0 with goals from Vanessa Bürki (37), Kathie Stengel (63), Eunice Beckmann (69) and Laura Feiersinger (88) as the team lying second in the Allianz Women’s Bundesliga took the win at a canter. The FCB Women round off their training camp with a prestige friendly against the USA U-20 national team on Tuesday at 6 pm local time.