Bayern take up training in small groups

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Nearly three weeks since winning the DFB Cup, FC Bayern are back at work again. After a short break, Hansi Flick's side began training in small groups on Thursday morning following two cyber training sessions on the previous two days. Flick welcomed a total of 27 players, including three goalkeepers, to the field for the first session on the grass.

Not in attendance were the three new signings as well as returnee Adrian Fein, who completed a performance test and stayed in the performance centre. The quartet, who are not eligible to play in the outstanding Champions League competition, are due to link up with the team on Friday and start working with the small groups.

The outfield players were divided into three groups and completed various stations across two pitches. After the warm-up and stretching routine, passing and running drills were the primary focus. The three goalkeepers were then called on to demonstrate their skills in shooting exercises. After a small-sided game without goals and some acceleration running, each group returned to the performance centre after around an hour and a half.

After all the coronavirus testing is complete, the double winners are planning to return to full team training this Sunday as Flick and his staff step up preparations for the Champions League last 16 second leg against Chelsea on 8 August.