Thomas Müller and his Bayern team-mates face Guangzhou Evergrande tomorrow - © © gettyimages / Hassenstein
Thomas Müller and his Bayern team-mates face Guangzhou Evergrande tomorrow - © © gettyimages / Hassenstein

Bayern in China: Day 6 - Welcome to Guangzhou!

Guangzhou - Day six in China and a change of scenery for FC Bayern München. The German record champions have travelled from Shanghai to Guangzhou ahead of tomorrow's friendly against local side Guangzhou Evergrande.

In the meantime, however, there was plenty on the agenda for the Bayern superstars. Allow to recap the Bavarians' day in China's third largest city...

Alaba on the keys

Bayern versatility man David Alaba showed off his piano skills today, with the world-famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang (r.) among the listeners

Dante enjoying the Munich sun

Brazilian centre-back Dante, meanwhile, just posted this image from FC Bayern's Säbener Straße training ground. The 31-year-old, as well as star wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, was forced to stay behind in the Bavarian capital because of injury.

Fantastic welcome

Check out this video of Bayern's jaw-dropping reception in Guangzhou.


Looks like David Alaba's loving being back on the pitch - although this one might have been a case of men against boys...

Walking on water

Well, almost… Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller and Co. enjoy a bit of five-a-side on the river in Guangzhou.

Boateng had a blast

…and the centre-back is looking to end FC Bayern’s China tour on a high in Guangzhou.

Berni hard at work

He's been leading the local Bayern fans in song.

Smile, everyone!

Jerome Boateng and Tom Starke paid SAP employees a visit on Wednesday evening.

Grateful Götze

Mario Götze, scorer of Bayern’s winning goal against Inter on Tuesday, has taken to Twitter to thank fans for the warm welcome the German champions received upon their arrival in Guangzhou.

Recovery time

Some much-needed rest and recuperation for a few of FCB's big names.

Time for training

Even the lucky few are capable of making plenty of noise.

Press conference highlights

Manuel Neuer and Pep Guardiola have been in the media spotlight.

Showing their colours

Flags, shirts, scarves - you name it! The fans outside the stadium in Guangzhou have pulled out all the stops.

Out in force

Thousands of fans are waiting for Bayern's arrival at the stadium in Guangzhou, where Pep Guardiola and Manuel Neuer will address the media before their afternoon training session.

Hello, Guangzhou!

At about 08.00 CEST, a Boeing-747 carrying the Bayern stars landed safely in Guangzhou.

Bye, Shanghai!

FC Bayern overcame FC Internazionale Milano in a packed few days in China's most populous city.

Highlights from Shanghai

Bayern's stars enjoyed a piano lesson from Lang Lang.

Müller meets Dave

The Bayern forward meets Linkin Park musician Dave Farrell.