Thiago Trains After 4-week Absence
Although just fitness drills with Bayern Munich trainer Thomas Wilhelmi, Thiago Alcantara trained for the first time since his knee injury against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim back in march. The club website hinted at a possible "run-in" should the rest of the week progress nicely.
Pep Guardiola suggest that Thiago, who signed in the summer for €25 million, could be an option in the DFB-Pokal final. The next abundant hurdle is for the Spaniard to rejoin full team training; if that happens this week, Guardiola may be inclined to include him on the team sheet against Hamburg SV at the weekend.
Bild: Uli Hoeneß May Observe a Second Treble before Incarceration
Despite his conviction on tax evasion charges in March, former Bayern president Uli Hoeneß has attended every Bayern game following his trial. According to Bild, he may be able to witness the end of Bayern's season.
The initial timeline of the beginning of Hoeneß's incarceration was six weeks following the trial, which would be on Monday. Bild is reporting that he may be able to postpone the commencement of his sentence on May 26, 10 weeks after the Munich II court confirmed his verdict.
That would allow Hoeneß to observe Bayern's league trophy reception, the DFB-Pokal final, and the UEFA Champions League Final should the Rekordmeister top Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Klopp: "I am convinced Bayern can bag this"
With bi-partisan support for both Real Madrid and Bayern before the match, the Reds will have yellow spiritual support in their fight in the Allianz Arena.
"Of course I am crossing my fingers for Bayern in this game," said Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp. "I am also still convinced that they can bag this."
Dortmund could not surmount Real Madrid's 3-0 first leg victory, falling just short in Signa Iduna Park against a Cristiano Ronaldo-less side. Klopp will now be hoping that Bayern can repeat the home success his side had a year ago en route to Dortmund's first final since 1997.