FCB begin Darmstadt preparations
The FC Bayern players were given three days off after securing the German league title at Wolfsburg last Saturday. It was back to work on Wednesday afternoon as Carlo Ancelotti's men began preparing for the next Bundesliga game against Darmstadt at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. Absent from the session was Mats Hummels whose body "is a bit battered" after recent weeks, as the centre-back told FC Bayern.tv News. The 28 year-old will be treated in the coming days, but it remains to be seen when he can return to full training.
Thiago becomes father
Another player who was absent was Thiago, but the 26 year-old was missing for a very happy reason. The Spaniard became a father for the first time on Wednesday and celebrated the new addition to his family. His partner Júlia Vigas gave birth to Gabriel at 7:30 in Munich, and mother and baby are doing well. Everyone at FC Bayern sends their warmest congratulations!
Eight Bayern players nominated
Hummels and Thiago are two of the eight Bayern players who are on the shortlist for the official Bundesliga Team of the Season. Fans vote for who they think deserve a place in the year's best XI. Click HERE to cast your vote for Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Mats Hummels, Javi Martinez, Arjen Robben, Arturo Vidal, Thiago and Robert Lewandowski. Voting runs until midnight on 21^st^ May and for the first time, the Team of the Season will also determine the EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Bundesliga Ultimate Team.
Manuel Neuer at FC Bayern Erlebniswelt
Visitors to the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt this coming Sunday (7th May) are in for a special treat: goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who's currently sidelined by a foot injury, will be signing autographs from 11:00 CEST at the record champions' club museum. Due to the high number of visitors expected, it is advised to arrive as early as possible at the Erlebniswelt. Regular entry prices apply and tickets can be bought online, in the foyer of the club museum or by calling the service team on (+49)89 699 31222. Please note that a ticket does not guarantee you an autograph.