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Daily Schmankerl: Hummels and [not] Lewandowski are back! (updated)

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Leverkusen, here we come!

FC Bayern Muenchen - Training Session Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern

Hummels and Lewandowski are back! (

There was much rejoicing at Säbener Straße today as Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski both rejoined team training. Since Joshua Kimmich did likewise yesterday - despite missing Bayern Munich’s friendly match against SG Sonnenhof Großaspach with minor back pain - now the entire squad is healthy with the notable exceptions of Manuel Neuer and Thiago Alcantara.

Update: Lewandowski will not travel with the team to Leverkusen after all. Story coming soon.

Jerome Boateng criticizes team’s performance against Großaspach (Abendzeitung)

We played very badly in the first half; actually, we lost the ball almost every time we moved forward. Despite that we had several chances and were simply not concentrated enough. You have to be honest: that was crap. In the second half, we conceded goals again, although we were somewhat unlucky. In sum, we cannot be satisfied today. We are better than that.

Sven Ulreich voted Bayern’s player of the month for the second time in a row! (

What is this strange parallel universe we are living in?

Hello dear FC Bayern fans, thanks so much for voting me player of the month for the second time in a row! Naturally, I’m happy about the honor and I’ll keep trying to do my part so we’re successful as a team and get the Rückrunde off to a good start on Friday against Leverkusen with 3 points. I hope you all have a great Rückrunde. See you soon, your Ulle.

James thinks Bayern can win the treble (Sport Bild)

He said it: “I think we are capable of managing to win all three titles.”

Bayern announce partnership with OXiGEN (

Well, now we know what’s in the water over there in Munich. OXiGEN is oxygenated water that apparently increases stamina and recovery times. The company also claims it increases “mental clarity.” We’ll have to see whether Vidal starts getting fewer yellow cards...

Salihamidzic squashes silly rumor about Thiago to Barcelona (Bild)

Yeah, Thiago isn’t going anywhere.

1860 Munich is still waging war with their angry investor Hasan Ismaik (Abendzeitung)

Be glad you love the right club in Munich. 1860’s investor is still fighting with the club’s leadership and trying to load their board with his own toadies. Ismaik has discovered that the club “is never prepared to act outside the 50+1 rule, but rather only imposes its own will.” No kidding, Hasan! That’s why rule exists!

Bayer Leverkusen’s coach Heiko Herrlich fined €12,000 for being spectacularly hilarious (DW)

It's not everyday you see a coach dive, and what a dive!