Clean bill of health
Carlo Ancelotti walked onto the training pitch with a grin on his face on Thursday. First because the sun was shining over Säbener Straße, but more importantly because the 57 year-old could welcome a full squad to the session – something he’s not been able to do yet this season. Every player came through the session with preparations for Sunday’s Bundesliga game at Borussia Mönchengladbach (17:30 CET) in full swing. The Italian will be spoilt for choice when picking his line-up.
Rummenigge attends KiO prize-giving
Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was in Frankfurt on Monday attending a prize-giving ceremony at the children’s organ transplant charity ‘Kinderhilfe Organtransplantation’ (KiO). The ceremony was part of a joint benefit event for the charity and the organisation ‘Sportler für Organspende’ (‘sportspeople for organ donation’). The central theme of the event was “Olympic medalists and World Cup winners flying the flag for organ donation”. Over 100 German Olympic winners and World Cup and European champions have registered as donors since an appeal in 1996 by Hans Wilhelm Gäb, a national table tennis player and former head of the German Sports Aid Foundation who himself has a transplanted liver. FC Bayern München is an official sponsor of the KiO.