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Boateng resumes squad training

The week at FC Bayern opened with good news and a very welcome development as Jérôme Boateng rejoined the squad for training for the first time since sustaining a groin injury in January. Boateng, who is now close to a comeback after three months on the sidelines, was greeted by his team-mates with applause on Monday afternoon and completed the full workout, although the World Cup winner avoided full-intensity tackling. No date has been set for the centre-back’s return to the matchday squad.

Stieler named semi-final ref

On Tuesday evening Tobias Stieler will take charge of a cup tie featuring FC Bayern for the first time in his career. The lawyer most recently refereed an FCB match when the Reds drew 0-0 away to Borussia Dortmund in March. Stieler has supervised Bayern in the Bundesliga 11 times, with ten Munich victories and one draw. The 34-year-old will be assisted at the Allianz Arena by Sascha Thielert and Norbert Grudzinski, with Guido Winkmann as the fourth official.