Costa making progress
FC Bayern's injury roster is shrinking. Holger Badstuber resumed parts of the squad programme on Friday, Douglas Costa is making progress after sustaining a muscle injury in his right thigh. "He completed a check-up on Wednesday. Everything's okay," reported Carlo Ancelotti on Friday. The Bayern head coach hopes the Brazilian will resume training "after the international break."
KidsClub in action
The FC Bayern KidsClub will offer a diverse supporting programme for Saturday's home match against Köln. On the occasion of the KidsClub matchday, staged throughout the Bundesliga, Bayern's youngsters will turn in a stadion lap, display giant banners, stage a penalty shootout and announce the line-ups together with stadium announcer Stephan Lehmann. A contest for all children will be staged on the Allianz Arena esplanade.
Siebert in charge
Daniel Siebert from Berlin will be the man with the whistle for the match between FC Bayern and FC Köln. The 32-year-old teacher has taken charge of five Bundesliga fixtures involving the Reds so far, including Bayern's 4-1 home victory over Köln in February 2015. His assistants will be Lasse Koslowski and Markus Häcker, with Tobias Christ acting as fourth official.
On the occasion of the last Oktoberfest weekend the brass bands Unterdarching and *Nußdorf im Chiemgau*will play music before Saturday's match against the Rhineland side.