Indispensable Kimmich


Germany have won the 2017 Confed Cup, and Joshua Kimmich has played a big part in the triumph. The Munich man played the full time in all five matches, taking up station mainly on the right wing as part of a back three or in midfield. The 22-year-old is the only German player who has not missed a single minute in the tournament, taking over the captain's armband twice following Julian Draxler's substitutions. New Bayern signing Sebastian Rudy boasts the second-most minutes out on the pitch. The central midfielder was only substituted in the group match against Cameroon with a quarter-hour to go.

Reserves supplement training group

The fans flocked to the Säbener Strasse on Monday morning to watch Carlo Ancelotti's men exercise. The focus was on stability and passing exercises and intense rondo drills on the third day of pre-season. The pros, who took up pre-season training on Saturday, were joined by reserve players who returned to Munich from a training camp in Ruhpolding on Sunday. Juan Bernat had to break off the session. The Spaniard took a knock to his leg and reported to the medical unit for treatment.