Players of German football club, FC Bayern Munich have returned to training for the first time after the suspension of the Bundesliga on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A statement from the club on their official Twitter handle said the team will train in small groups starting today, April 6.
The teams trained in groups of five but without any contact. Training began with a warm-up routine, followed by running and shooting drills and technical training which were “elements in which the necessary social distancing can be adhered to.”
A statement from the club said “The FC Bayern Munich first team will return to training at Säbener Straße in small groups from Monday, 6 April. This will be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities. It goes without saying that all hygiene regulations will be strictly observed. The DFL had previously recommended a break in training until Sunday, 5 April.”
“Training will take place with no members of the public present. In order to further slow the spread of the coronavirus, FC Bayern asks fans to continue to follow the instructions of the authorities and therefore please do not come to the FC Bayern training ground.”
Bayern was top of the league at the time of the season being stopped, four points clear of Borussia Dortmund.
Also, other Bundesliga clubs; Borossia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg have returned to training.
Training update: Bayern to train in small groups from Monday.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) April 5, 2020