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Hello, Valencia!

FC Bayern play Valencia on Saturday evening local time (13.35 CET, live on Sport1) in the first friendly on the tour of China. The two teams met each other 24 hours before that at the Olympic Stadium in Beijing (Bird’s Nest). After Bayern finished their training session, the Valencia players had their first look at the stadium – and it was a happy reunion. Former Valencia pro Juan Bernat welcomed his old team-mates, Mario Götze, Jérôme Boateng and the other German players chatted with the Germany international Shkodran Mustafi and Pep Guardiola was engrossed in a technical exchange with his Valencia counterpart Nuno. Valencia arrived in Beijing in the morning about two hours ahead of Bayern.

Dante on the mend

Dante was back on the pitch on Friday for the first time since his summer leave. The Brazilian, who returned to Munich with a muscle injury, completed a gentle 20-minute run with rehab coach Thomas Wilhelmi with the temperature at 30 degrees. However, it means Dante is on his way back.

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