Bayern step up Lyon preparations
Mon, 17/08/20, 16:00
Pavard takes part in team training
The mood in the Bayern camp is excellent ahead of the Champions League semi-final against Lyon. And there was yet more good news on Monday morning as Benjamin Pavard took part in team training again for the first time since injuring his foot three weeks ago. The Frenchman had only arrived in Lisbon for the finals tournament on Thursday.
Training at Portuguese national team facilities
Bayern are currently working hard for their showdown with Lyon at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Wednesday (9pm CEST). After recovery sessions over the last two days, the German champions completed a full team training again on Monday in Lisbon. Bayern are going about their preparations at the Cidade do Futebol, which is the base for the Portugal national team and where FCB trained ahead of their Champions League match against Benfica in 2018.
Check out the best photos from Monday’s training session:
Pavard greeted with applause
Returnee Pavard was welcomed onto the pitch with applause from his teammates. After the warm-up, Hansi Flick had his side go over a number of tactical points. The players then got down to business with a three-team tournament.
Aiming for first final since treble
The five-time European champions are fine-tuning the final details for the semi-final with Lyon. On the back of their sensational display against Barcelona on Friday, the Munich club come into the game with the French side full of confidence. Bayern’s clear goal is to reach the final of the Champions League for the first time since they lifted the trophy as part of the treble in 2013.
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