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COVID-19: Bayern Munich Restart Training, Bar Hugs, Challenges

Bundesliga crew FC Bayern Munich, on the crew coaching floor in Munich, southern Germany, on April 6, 2020. Bayern Munich’s gamers resume coaching periods in small teams amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Christof STACHE / AFP


Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich resumed coaching Monday for the primary time because the German league was suspended because of coronavirus however the gamers had been put by means of their paces in small teams and maintained social distancing measures.

Holding at the least 1.5 metres from one another, gamers together with captain Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller educated collectively for the primary time because the Bundesliga was halted on March 13.

“It was a very unusual feeling to hold a training session in small groups, but it was also nice to see the boys in person again,” mentioned Neuer after Bayern had beforehand held coaching periods on-line.

After arriving at staggered occasions to restrict contact — with no greeting hugs or handshakes — the 21-man squad was break up into 5 teams, every containing a most of 5 gamers.

Once they modified, the gamers had been saved 4 metres aside within the altering rooms on the membership’s state-of-the-art coaching complicated in southern Germany.

On the pitch, Bayern’s stars had been cautious to maintain their distance from one another and there have been no challenges or tackles.

As soon as coaching was over, the gamers left to bathe at residence, the place they ate meals offered by the membership in lunch containers.

Bayern requested followers to keep away from the Saebener Strasse complicated, the place a whole bunch of supporters often flip as much as see their heroes.

Different golf equipment additionally cautiously resumed coaching Monday, after the league’s ban on doing so till April 5 handed, amid hopes the league will resume in early Could.

Bayern are 4 factors clear within the Bundesliga desk.

On the coaching floor of their closest rivals Borussia Dortmund, the gamers additionally didn’t bathe or eat on website after a session that centered on working and capturing.

The one golf equipment in Germany’s prime flight not planning group coaching this week are Freiburg, whose gamers proceed to work individually, and Werder Bremen, the place the town’s senate nonetheless prevents coaching in teams.

Up to now, greater than 1,434 folks have died in Germany from coronavirus.


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