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FCB gear up for first preseason friendly

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The sun was already beating down when the Bayern stars made their way out onto the training ground on Wednesday morning. The temperatures meant sweat would have flowed copiously in any case, but the workout devised by boss Carlo Ancelotti and his coaching team simply magnified that effect. Using almost the whole of training pitch number one, the reserves joined the pro players for a variety of drills, designed to ready the squad for the first friendly of the preseason period against BCF Wolfratshausen (live on Thursday in German on FC Juan Bernat was not part of the group: the Spaniard completed an individual programme in the performance centre instead. Jérôme Boateng continued his sports rehab drills outdoors on an adjacent pitch.