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Bayern stepped up their preparations for Saturday’s clash with southern rivals VfB Stuttgart (kick-off 18:30 CEST) in a closed training session on Thursday. Other than long-term absentee Kingsley Coman, coach Niko Kovac was able to welcome a full squad onto the training field. Leon Goretzka, who worked individually on Wednesday, took full part.

Tolisso receives international call-up

Corentin Tolisso has been selected in the France squad for their two upcoming fixtures in the UEFA Nations League. Coach Didier Deschamps has stuck with 22 of his 23 World Cup winners, with goalkeeper Steve Mandanda the only absentee. For Tolisso, the first match against Germany (6 September) will be a particularly special one. Not only will he come up against seven of his Bayern teammates, but the game is also being played at the Allianz Arena in Munich. The world champions then take on the Netherlands at home in Saint-Denis on 9 September.