European champions, Bayern Munich have resumed pre-season training. This time around, the continental treble winners’ players are taking part in a socially distanced, cyber session.
Part of those in the session includes Serge Gnabry, Alphonso Davies amongst others.
Bayern, with their imperious form under coach Hansi Flick, in the space of 10 months won the treble of Bundesliga, DFB Cup, and UEFA Champions League.
Due to the COVID-29 pandemic, the fixture schedules at home and abroad got interrupted. Bayern has just 18 days to kick off their Bundesliga campaign and the players have to do it while in quarantine in their respective homes.
Due to the congested schedule, their DFB Cup first round has been moved to October 15. They will be facing fifth-tier FC Düren. So, Bayern will now focus on their Bundesliga opener at home against Schalke on Friday 18 September, just 27 days after completing their treble with victory over Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon.
The DFL had given the Bavarian additional days off in order to get enough rest, but Bayern insisted on following the tradition by kicking off the 2020/21 season.
So, the treble winners are otherwise raring to go with their player having short breaks. But they are back in action digitally for now ahead of Friday, when they will eventually return for first-team training at Säbener Strasse. COVID-19 tests and other medical examinations will be carried out.
Metallica congratulates Bayern Munich over the treble
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich is still receiving congratulatory messages over their historic treble.
This time around, the message is coming from Metallica. The American heavy metal band sent the message via their Twitter page, acknowledging the fact that Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry the deadliest partner in front of the goal in the history of the competition after breaking the record set by Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
The Metallica tweeted in response to a video that the Bundesliga tweeted using the version of Enter Sandman that was performed by Metallica in conjunction with the San Francisco Symphony from the S&M2 album.
“Congrats to @FCBayernEN for winning the treble this season and also to Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry for becoming the most goal dangerous duo in @ChampionsLeague history! Good luck in the upcoming @Bundesliga_EN season!” the tweet reads.
Congrats to @FCBayernEN for winning the treble this season and also to Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry for becoming the most goal dangerous duo in @ChampionsLeague history! Good luck in the upcoming @Bundesliga_EN season! https://t.co/Gd4IzEkGSc
— Metallica (@Metallica) September 8, 2020