Bayern step up season preparations

FC Bayern München continue to step up their pre-season preparations with two sessions of training a day currently ongoing at Sabener Strasse.

The German champions do not have a full squad of players available due to international duty and injuries, however, those that are present are already hard at work under coach Carlo Ancelotti and his technical team.

The club's official website said, "The Italian coach and his new assistant Willy Sagnol oversaw a total of 14 players, including seven outfield pros and the two keepers Tom Starke and Christian Fruchtl.

"Five youngsters of the U-19s joined them. Once more, all players were highly focused and committed. After warm-up the players completed a number of passing exercises, positional rondo drills and a training game before Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels & Co performed a series of sprints up the hill.

"Jerome Boateng continued his individual rehab programme on an adjacent pitch after sustaining a thigh injury in the last match of the season. The two keepers Manuel Neuer (foot fracture) and Sven Ulreich (elbow injury) continued their rehab in the performance centre."

The players will reportedly continue to complete two sessions of training daily before facing fifth-tier, BCF Wolfratshausen, in the first pre-season friendly on Thursday (6 July).