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Medical check-ups for the FCB squad

The Bayern stars began day 3 of their preparations for the new season with a visit to the doctor. On the morning after the performance diagnostic tests at the Säbener Strasse facility, Sebastian Rode (pictured) and Co underwent thorough medical check-ups. Dr Roland Schmidt examined the players’ hearts, circulatory organs and lungs, conducted ultrasound, blood and urine tests and collected data from electrocardiograms. The squad then returned to the Säbener Strasse for a late afternoon workout.

Cup clash with Nöttingen on 9 August

The date of FC Bayern’s DFB Cup first round trip to face FC Nöttingen has been finalised, the German FA (DFB) announced on Friday. The competition’s most successful club will play the fifth-tier side on Sunday 9 August at Karlsruhe’s Wildparkstadion. Kick-off is at 16.00 CET.