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Lahm's longing

Phlipp Lahm decided a while ago that he wants to finish his career in 2018. But in the two remaining years the Bayern skipper has a big goal: “If you've won the Champions League and been in the final a couple of times you know how beautiful it is. The longing is great,” the 32-year-old said in Chicago, stressing: “It's definitely my big goal to win the Champions League once more. But we all know how difficult that is.”

Press conference à la Ancelotti

If the 50 journalists who attended Bayern's first press conference in Chicago expected the Bayern head coach to speak either German or English they miscalculated. Carlo Ancelotti overcame all language barriers, answering in German, English, Italian or Spanish as he saw fit. He only had to grin when an Italian journalist asked him a question in German.

Bayern legends visit Chicago fan club

There are 15 Bayern fan clubs in the American Midwest, and the one in Chicago had famous visitors on Tuesday evening local time: FCB ambassador Paul Breitner and Raimond Aumann, fan and fan club liaison director, dropped by. At a warm-up party for the match against Milan the duo answered many questions, granted numerous autograph and photo requests and presented the fans with a jersey signed by the squad.