FCB again to contest Telekom Cup

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The Telekom Cup will once again be a staple component in FC Bayern's preparations for the new season. The 2015 edition of the annual tournament, to be played for the first time on a single day, takes place at BORUSSIA-PARK in Mönchengladbach on 12 July. Bayern and hosts Borussia Mönchengladbach are joined in the starting field by Hamburger SV and one other Bundesliga club. After winning the trophy in the last two years, Bayern again approach the event as holders. Each match consists of one 45-minute period of play, with a penalty shootout to determine the winner in the event of a draw. "The Telekom Cup 2015 will be FC Bayern's first major pre-season test," commented FCB chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Trio in training

There was no official training session on Monday but three stars were nevertheless hard at work on the Säbener Strasse practice ground: Philipp Lahm and Thiago reported to head of health and fitness Dr Holger Broich in the morning, while Javi Martínez worked out with rehab coach Thomas Wilhelmi on an adjacent pitch. The next open squad training session is at 11.00 on Tuesday 31 March.

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