The FC Bayern fans gave James Rodríguez a warm welcome on Thursday morning. No fewer than five Colombian flags adorned the training ground at the Säbener Strasse on Thursday morning, five times the yellow, blue and red symbolising the most recent arrival's home country. The fans chanted James, James to round off the occasion.
Gentle session on the pitch, hard work in the performance centre
The 1500 fans saw a gentle session on the training ground. James and Javi Martínez as well as youngsters Felix Götze and Franck Evina subsequently raised the workload, whereas the rest of the squad worked up a sweat in the performance centre, where Arjen Robben and Jérome Boateng worked individually. The players returned to the training ground for a non-public session in the afternoon.