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Snowy workout for Götze & Alonso

There was no official training session scheduled for Thursday, but world champions Mario Götze and Xabi Alonso, who did not feature in the Champions League meeting with Juventus in Turin, ignored a wintry interlude in Munich and reported to the Säbener Strasse anyway. The pair worked on fitness and stamina ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga trip to Wolfsburg.

Maria (106) meets Manu at the Allianz Arena

A lifelong dream come true for a very special Bayern fan at last Saturday’s Bundesliga meeting with Darmstadt in Munich. Maria Fritsche made her first-ever trip to the Allianz Arena for an FCB home game – at the remarkable age of 106! Fritsche, officially the oldest inhabitant of the Bavarian town of Rosenheim, followed her club’s 3-1 victory from the comfort of the Audi Lounge. Although it cannot be officially confirmed, she is in all likelihood the most senior visitor ever to the Allianz Arena. Another highlight lay in store for the hale and hearty lady after the match, a personal meeting with Manuel Neuer, one of her favourite players.