Summary

  • Bayern in Charlotte for Inter friendly.
  • Thiago and Co. receive warm welcome.
  • Ancelotti happy with pre-season progress.

FC Bayern München have arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of Saturday's International Champions Cup meeting with FC Internazionale Milano (kick-off: 23:00CEST/21:00GMT).

Shortly after touching down, Carlo Ancelotti and Thiago Alcantara spoke to the media, the players trained at the Bank of America Stadium and David Alaba answered fans' questions live on Facebook.

Bayern have won three and lost one of their pre-season outings under new coach Ancelotti, who is happy with what he has seen so far of his new players:

Thiago explained how he and his teammates have been welcomed with open arms by the adoring American public:

There was no sign of any cobwebs as the Bayern players took to the pitch at the Bank of America Stadium for the first time:

The fans in attendance were delighted to see a fit-again Holger Badstuber doing laps of the pitch:

USMNT international Julian Green did not buckle under the pressure of playing in front of a home crowd:

Before hitting the showers, the players posed for selfies with their army of admirers and signed various Bayern memorabilia:

Alaba capped an enjoyable day's work with a live Facebook question and answer session: