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Neuer and Müller named Lahm’s deputies

Bastian Schweinsteiger spent many long years as vice-captain at FC Bayern, but following the midfielder’s departure for Manchester United, a successor is required. Matthias Sammer revealed the new hierarchy on Friday: “Philipp Lahm is the captain, Manuel Neuer is the vice-captain and Thomas Müller the number three,” the sporting director said, “these are our three most senior players.”

Quintet sweat in the heat

The temperature in Munich on Friday soared to above 30 degrees Celsius, but five FCB stars turned out for training in any case. Arjen Robben, Thiago, Dante and Joshua Kimmich completed tailored workouts out on the Säbener Strasse training ground in the morning, with Javi Martínez posting a few laps of the facility in the afternoon. The rest of the squad had the day off.