Training before return journey

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The FC Bayern pros completed a training session before returning to Munich on Saturday morning. The starting XI from Friday's 2-0 victory over FC Schalke joined Arturo Vidal, who returned from Chile on Thursday, on exercise bicycles for a regeneration session at the team hotel in Essen. The other players, two goalkeepers and five outfield players, completed a 50-minute session on the pitch at the nearby Uhlenkrugstadion.

Rostov warm up with win

FC Rostov also had a successful dress rehearsal for Europe's premier club competition. Before travelling to face the Bavarians on Tuesday evening Rostov beat the domestic league's bottom club Krylia Sovetov Samara 2-1. Aleksandr Bukharov and Andrei Prepelita scored for the hosts, Aleksandr Erokhin put through his own goal. The victory means Rostov lie third in the Russian Premier Liga after three wins in six matches.