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First training sessions in New York

Even though it was a short night for the Bayern party due to their late arrival in New York, the stars were back at work the following morning anyway. The players were divided into two groups: Philipp Lahm, Holger Badstuber, Javi Martínez, Arturo Vidal and Xabi Alonso headed up the group working out at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey, with the players who clocked up more minutes in the 4-1 victory over Inter Milan completing regeneration drills at the team hotel. The afternoon programme in New York features an array of marketing and media appointments.

Delight for Green: Hat-trick and family time

Hat-trick hero Julian Green was the Man of the Match in the 4-1 victory over Inter in Charlotte on Friday evening. “I’m thrilled. Three goals is always special, and even better for me this time because it was in America,” declared the US international, whose gala goalscoring exploits at the Bank of America Stadium will have delighted one member of the crowd in particular: “My daddy was there. I met him briefly at the hotel. I hope he’s pleased,” Green commented.