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Robben vows to ‘fight till I drop'

Arjen Robben sustained a torn stomach muscle three weeks ago in Bayern’s home meeting with Mönchengladbach. The winger appeared on TV prior to the Frankfurt clash and talked of his recovery. “It’s healing up very well. The pain’s gradually gone down over the last few days,” the Dutchman reported. However, no date has been set for Robben to make a comeback. “Unfortunately, I have to be patient for a little while longer,” the player said, although he ended with a promise: “I’ll fight till I drop to be back again as soon as possible.”

FCB All-Stars open with win

The FC Bayern All-Stars have begun their 2015 programme on a winning note. The veterans’ team coached by former centre-back Klaus Augenthaler cruised to a spectacular 16-2 victory over the Samsung Galaxy 6ers (Samsung Mobile) in a match played at Munich’s Säbener Strasse headquarters. The FCB vets line-up included the likes of Paul Breitner, Maurizio Gaudino, Oliver Kreuzer, Hans Pflügler, Markus Schupp, Alexander Zickler and Raimond Aumann. The All-Stars next match is on 9 May 2015 against the Deutsche Post national team.