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Alonso and Badstuber rev up

There was no official team training on Tuesday, but a handful of the Bayern pros worked out on the Säbener Strasse training ground to prepare for the upcoming phase of midweek matches. Xabi Alonso for instance refined his speed with many short, intense drills. Holger Badstuber sprinted across the pitch at full pace: after being sidelined for five months the 26-year-old will be back in team training soon. Arjen Robben and Jan Kirchhoff completed light running sessions. Javi Martínez and Juan Bernat, who is now fit again after adductor problems, joined them on the training ground.

FCB quartet set for qualifiers

As expected Germany women's coach Silvia Neid has called Melanie Behringer, Sara Däbritz, Melanie Leupolz and Leonie Maier into her squad for UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 qualifiers against Russia on 22 October and Turkey on 25 October. Lena Lotzen misses out due to injury. Germany started the qualifiers with two wins.