Dress rehearsal on Tuesday

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After the 20-day winter break FC Bayern will be back in action on Tuesday at 17.00 CET, when they entertain third-tier side SG Sonnenhof Großaspach in the last friendly before Friday's Bundesliga reopener against Bayer Leverkusen.

Kimmich and Hummels work on the training ground

Monday was free of training for the Bayern pros, but Joshua Kimmich and Mats Hummels reported to the Säbener Strasse HQ. Kimmich was sidelined due to illness in Doha, whereas Hummels missed out with injury. Both performed intense running drills and exercises with the ball.

Lewandowski named best outfield player

A nice accolade for Robert Lewandowski: his peers have named the striker the best outfield player of the first half of the season. 219 Bundesliga pros took part in the poll conducted by respected weekly journal kicker. The 29-year-old claimed 26.5 percent of the votes, clearly ahead of Bayer Leverkusen's Leon Bailey on 11.4 percent and Schalke's Naldo (10 percent). Lewandowski was hailed by his peers for the second time in a row after topping the standings on 25 percent in the summer of 2017.

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