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New Audis for Bayern stars

The day after the memorable 5-1 victory against VfL Wolfsburg saw the FC Bayern first team squad attend a special event on Wednesday: Following the morning training session it was onto the team bus for a trip to Neuburg an der Donau where skipper Philipp Lahm and Co. were presented with their new Audi cars. The official handover from Audi managing director Rupert Stadler was followed by an autograph session with the FCB pros for the Audi members of staff and fans. The players then moved on to the Driving Experience where they could test their skills in handling an Audi R8 and negotiating an off-road course. The adrenaline was certainly flowing when racing drivers Marcus Winklehock and Tom Kristensen took a couple of players round the circuit in their TT Cup vehicles.

Refugees invited to FCB

26 refugees were the guests of FC Bayern on Wednesday morning. Led by the coaches of the youth teams, the 14- to 18-year-olds enjoyed a kickabout at the Säbener Strasse HQ. The youngsters clearly enjoyed the occasion. A special highlight came when Jerome Boateng, Thomas Miller and Thiago dropped in to sign autographs and join in playing. The session was followed by a communal lunch in the staff canteen. For this project the FC Bayern youth team receives organisational and specialist support from the City of Munich.

Quote of the day

"You have to maintain a certain amount of criticism as he'd normally have scored seven today. He eased off a bit and that's really disappointing."
(Bayern skipper Philipp Lahm with a smile on his face after the goal-fest by Robert Lewandowski in the 5-1 win against Wolfsburg)