Noussair Mazraoui back in squad training
Welcome back! Noussair Mazraoui trained with the FC Bayern squad for the first time this calendar year on Thursday. The defender received a warm welcome from his teammates on the pitch at Säbener Straße. The 25-year-old was diagnosed with a mild inflammation of the pericardium (heart sac) after testing positive for COVID-19 at the World Cup in Qatar. Since then, the Morocco international has not played in a competitive match for the German record champions.
Bayern step up preparations for crucial clash
During Thursday's session, the men from Munich continued to fine-tune their preparations for the crucial Bundesliga encounter this coming Sunday (17:30 CET). On their home turf at the Allianz Arena, FCB will host 1. FC Union Berlin for the clash between first and third. The Bavarians are determined to defend the top spot with a win.
Join head coach Julian nagelsmann for his regular pre-match press conference on Friday: