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Happy reunion with five old boys

A group of distinguished visitors were present at the Säbener Strasse facility on Wednesday! Two days before a friendly against France, the Germany squad completed their final training session at the FC Bayern training ground before departing for Paris. It was a reunion with five players who played for Bayern for a long time: Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Gomez, Lukas Podolski, Mats Hummels and Emre Can trained at their former stomping ground and met former team-mates.

FCB train on adjacent pitch

Just a few yards away from the Germany squad, the FC Bayern pros were also in action. The players not on international duty were in for the first scheduled session of the week on an adjacent pitch. 13 outfield players and three goalkeepers worked out, led by skipper and birthday boy Philipp Lahm, who turned 32 on the day. Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller and Mats Hummels presented him with a birthday cake after the session.

DFB Cup match on 15 December

On Wednesday the German FA (DFB) announced the exact schedule for the DFB Cup Round of 16 matches. FC Bayern face Darmstadt 98 on Tuesday 15 December. Kick-off at the Allianz Arena is at 20.30 CET.