Finally back on the pitch! Lucas Hernández begins running
Lucas Hernández emerged from the changing room at FC Bayern's Säbener Straße training ground with a smile on his face on Thursday morning. Just hours after his teammates had sealed a place in the Champions League quarter-finals against Paris Saint-Germain, there was also good news from the 27-year-old defender. For the first time since suffering a cruciate ligament tear in his right knee during France's World Cup match against Australia on 22 November, Hernández was able to complete a running session on the pitch again.
Up until now the Frenchman had been doing his rehab at the German record champions' performance centre. Check out the gallery for some behind-the-scenes shots from our number 21's comeback work over the last few weeks:
Watch the highlights from the last 16 second leg against PSG: