Bayern back in Munich
Greetings, lads! The plant carrying the FC Bayern team landed at Munich Airport just after five o’clock. That brings to an end the successful Champions League trip to Benfica. Now it’s time to head home and take a (short) break as the next important game is coming up. The record champions take on Schalke in the Bundesliga on Saturday night (18:30 CET). The final training session ahead of this away game will be on Friday afternoon on Säbener Straße.
Lahm officially named ‘Legend of Sport’
Philipp Lahm has long been an FC Bayern legend and now the former captain is officially a ‘Legend of Sport’. The 34-year-old receives the award at the 37th German Sports Press Ball in Frankfurt/Main on 3 November. Lahm stands out due to his down-to-earth character, sense of fair play and team spirit according to the press ball organiser Jörg Mülle on Thursday. “His conduct is always exemplary and, at the same time, he sets an example in terms of values like reliability, consistency and sense of responsibility, said Müller. At FC Bayern, the Munich-born player has won the German league title eight times and the Champions League in 2013. In addition, he captained Germany to World Cup success in 2014. Philipp was never shown a red card throughout his professional career.
The award has been presented at the Sports Press Ball since 2007 and Lahm follows on from previous winners including the mountaineer Reinhold Messner, Germany coach Joachim Löw, alpine ski racer Maria Höfl-Riesch, football legend Uwe Seeler, former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, figure skating Olympic gold medal winner Katarina Witt and the former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker.