World Cup returnees back on training pitch
On Friday afternoon, two days after Robert Lewandowski and the German national team players started pre-season preparations at Säbener Straße, the first item on the agenda was a training session. Supervised by Peter Hermann, the World Cup participants led by club captain Manuel Neuer and newcomer Leon Goretzka completed an intensive programme. After a warm-up run in bright sunshine at Säbener Straße, the returnees first had gymnastics and coordination exercises, before they finally got back on the ball. Following some passing exercises in small groups, the Bayern pros ended the session with a modified practice match, attacking two different goals.
Vidal completes part of team training
There was also good news about Arturo Vidal. The Chilean, who had to undergo surgery on his right knee in the final phase of last season, was able to up the intensity in the last week as part of his advanced training programme, and completed parts of the team training on Friday for the first time.