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Day in the desert

Touchdown in Doha

Training, physiotherapy, meetings, media and sponsor events – during nine intensive days in Doha, the Bayern squad will be looking to lay the foundations for a successful second half to their season. fcbayern.com brings you all the ins and outs of each day in the desert emirate:

Day 1 – Tuesday, 3rd January

A WARM WELCOME: And that wasn’t just because of the spring-like temperatures in Doha. Fifty local fans gave four Bayern players a particularly hearty welcome as they gave Xabi Alonso, David Alaba, Juan Bernat and Joshua Kimmich three cheers at a meet and greet event at Hamad International Airport. The FCB quartet answered numerous questions, fulfilled every autograph and selfie request and gave one fan a particularly special gift: An invitation to attend at game at the Allianz Arena.

NUMBER OF THE DAY: A total of 103 people made up the Bayern delegation on the flight to the Qatari capital. As well as 26 players, coaches, medical staff, helpers and colleagues, around two dozen fans and journalists were also aboard the Lufthansa flight from Munich.

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PICTURE OF THE DAY: Renato Sanches rubs away the holiday fatigue from his eyes.