Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


FC Bayern's Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates after beating local side SpVgg Unterhaching <br> in a friendly on Sunday. The midfielder's brother, Tobias, was in the opposing team Peruvian striker Claudio PIzarro (l.) opened the scoring in the eleventh minute, as the Bundesliga leaders <br> eased to a 2-0 victory after Mario Gomez also found the net in the second half Dutch superstar Arjen Robben (r.) continued his recovery from injury with another fine performance as Bayern gear up for the league restart Having enjoyed sunshine and sand at their training camp in Belek (Turkey) just days previously, <br> it was back to a wintry reality in Germany for Aaron Hunt (.r) and Co at Werder Bremen Wrapped up warm against the cold, Thomas Schaaf's men were put through their paces in anticpation of Saturday evening's game against Borussia Dortmund... ...for whom Nuri Sahin (c.) made his first appearance since rejoining the Yellow-Blacks last week, against Mainz in the Düsseldorf Wintercup Prior to returning to Munich during last week, the FC Bayern players were put through particularly gruelling drills <br> as part of their preparations for the Bundesliga restart. Here Manuel Neuer contends with some hurdles in the sand... ...before putting in some catching practice Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo feels the strain of his particular task, made all the more difficult by the soaring temepratures in Doha, Qatar Meanwhile Mario Gomez (l.) and Franck Ribery (r.) take things slightly easier with some stretches But it was not long before the intensity increased once more, with Javi Martinez (c.) being put through his paces Meanwhile, over in the Schalke camp, Jefferson Farfan (l.), Atsuto Uchida (2nd l.) and Co <br> attempt to shake off the cobwebs following their 5-0 friendly defeat against Bayern With some light cardio exercises on the agenda later on Over to Belek, Turkey, where Dutch midfielder Elijero Elia looks less than impressed despite the luxurious surroundings at Werder Bremen's camp Team-mate Mehmet Ekici doesn't venture into the water either... FC Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller got his side off to a flying start in their Doha freindly against FC Schalke 04 on Tuesday evening. The Bayern forward scored twice in the space of ten first-half minutes minutes to give his side an early 2-0 lead The Schalke players were left with a mountain to climb, after Müller grabbed his second and Mario Mandzukic helped himself to a brace of his own in a thoroughly one-sided first half in the Qatari capital It didn't stop there as Xherdan Shaqiri (2r.) teed up fellow second-half substitute Mario Gomez (2l.) to seal an utterly convincing 5-0 win for the Bundesliga leaders Can you spot the record titleholders? FC Bayern Munich have been been training in luxurious surroundings in Doha, Qatar Arjen Robben (l.), Bastian Schweinsteiger (c.) and Manuel Neuer (r.) all took a trip to the desert to spend some time with the local wildlife... ...but it hasn't all been fun and games, as Thomas Müller (l.) will attest having been fortunate to escape a serious injury in training Summer signings Xherdan Shaqiri (l.) and Dante (r.), both of whom impressed before the winter break, ensured the training kept a competitive edge The Bayern stars (from l. to r.: Dante, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Mario Mandzukic, <br> Arjen Robben, Xherdan Shaqiri) were happy to pose for photos... ...and some lucky fans even managed to get Robben's autograph A 4-0 win against Lekhwiya Sports Club, the first of four friendlies during Bayern's winter break, gave their supporters in the Middle East plenty to cheer about Arjen Robben (c.) ran the show by providing two assists as stand-in captain having returned to training following a lengthy spell on the sidelines DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga ambassadors Borussia Mönchengladbach gave their players some well-deserved <br> down time three days into their trip to Dubai. Here Havard Nordtveit meets a wild camel He was joined on the desert jeep tour by fellow Scandinavians Branimir Hrgota (l.), Alexander Ring (2nd l.) and Oscar Wendt (r.) Lucien Favre's side had certainly earned their break after pushing themselves hard in training over the past few days Celebrating the end of 2012, the Foals warmed up 'Gangnam Style' With temperatures reaching upwards of 30°C in the United Arab Emirates, Granit Xhaka (c.) and Co. certainly worked up a sweat New Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking (c.) oversees his first training session since taking over the role from Lorenz-Günther Köstner Japan international Makoto Hasebe (r.) leads by example as the Wolves strive to impress their new boss... ...even attacking fulcrum Diego (r.) put in a shift on the defensive end in training After a topsy-turvy end to the first half of the season, FC Schalke 04 are juggling a number of issues on their trip to Doha, Qatar There was plenty work to be done without the ball too, as the Royal Blues concentrated on their fitness... ...before sitting down with head coach Jens Keller (top) to talk tactics Bayer 04 Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler (l.) was on hand to welcome new signing <br> Arkadiusz Milik (r.) to the club as the Polish youngster underwent a fitness check... ...while their next Bundesliga opponents Eintracht Frankfurt have been put through their paces by head coach Armin Veh Marco Russ (r.), signed on loan from VfL Wolfsburg, slotted straight back into life as a Frankfurt player Hamburger SV weren't as fortunate, with Heung-Min Son (c.) and Co. forced to train in unenviable conditions Rafael van der Vaart joined his colleagues on the training pitch, but looked to have aggravated <br> his thigh injury in a friendly match against Lokomotiv Tashkent in Abu Dhabi Werder Bremen have headed eastwards in preparation for the Bundesliga restart on January 18. Thomas Schaaf's men are stationed in Turkish town Belek... where midfielder Aaron Hunt has taken to the road to get his body in tip-top shape, ahead of the Green-Whites' showdown with VfL Wolfsburg in the final of the Tuttur Cup on Wednesday Bruno Labbadia's VfB Stuttgart returned to the training ground on 3 January Daniel Didavi (l.), who could have a big part to play for VfB in the second half of the season, is making great strides on his road to recovery Meanwhile at Fortuna Düsseldorf, goalkeeper Fabian Giefer (2nd l.) has been showing off his ball skills... ...while top scorer Dani Schahin (r.) demonstrated his ability in the air 1. FSV Mainz 05's Jan Kirchhoff may be leaving in the summer to join FC Bayern Munich, <br> but for now he's preparing himself for the second half of the season with Thomas Tuchel's side FC Augsburg head coach Markus Weinzierl (c.) was delighted to welcome new signings <br> Ji-Dong Won (l.) and Michael Parkhurst (r.) to Bavaria as his side get set for a relegation battle post-winter
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