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Rafinha working on comeback

Bayern start training during international break

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Back to work! After a day off, Niko Kovac welcomed his squad back to the training pitch on Tuesday morning for an open session in front of around 350 curious spectators. With 11 of Bayern's players away on international duty, the 12-man group included a few youngsters as they took part in running and passing exercises to kick off their week's training.

Meanwhile on one of the adjacent pitches, Rafinha continued to work on his comeback. The Brazilian, who sustained an ankle injury in the game against Bayer Leverkusen a month ago, had already begun working with the ball the day before with fitness coach Thomas Wilhelmi and continued to slave away at returning to full training as soon as possible.

A total of six sessions are on the agenda up to Friday, including another open session on Thursday morning. Kovac has given his men the weekend off so that they are rested and fresh going into the preparations for the important Bundesliga match at VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday 20 October.

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