Second pre-season friendly for Bayern
The Bayern pros reported back for training a week ago, and the fans who flocked to the Säbener Strasse saw an impressive display by the small group that took to the training ground on Saturday morning. The players usually needed only one touch of the ball to find a team-mate, be it in positional rondo drills or in practice matches of five against four.
Only nine outfield players and two goalkeepers worked out under Carlo Ancelotti's auspices as the reserves, the U-19s and the U-17s all had friendlies on Saturday. Juan Bernat, who had to watch his workload in the last few days after taking a knock, and Jérôme Boateng hit the gas again. Franck Evina was the only young talent to join the pros.
On Sunday FC Bayern face FSV Erlangen-Bruck at Herzogenaurach's Adi Dassler Sportplatz in the second pre-season friendly. The match kicks off at 17.00 CEST, and Thomas Müller & Co hope to prove once more the string of demanding workouts has paid off.