Bayern Munich : First Real Test With Liga Total Cup


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A pair of former SV Hamburg players confront each other on the practice pitch as Croatia international striker IVICA OLIC shoots past Germany World Cup reserve goalkeeper HANS-JOERG BUTT at close range during training on Sunday at Saebener Strasse as Bayern Munich prepare for the upcoming 2011 Liga Total Cup beginning this week on Tuesday in Mainz.
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The 2011 LIGA TOTAL CUP will provide the first real opportunity this summer for BAYERN MUNICH to test its mettle against top flight opposition after having faced the local Trentino amateur side and the national team of Qatar in the Italian Alps as well as 3.Bundesliga outfit FC Carl Zeiss Jena back home in Germany previously.

The record German champions will meet with the so-called Bundesliga Dinosaur, SV Hamburg, this Tuesday at the brand new COFACE ARENA in Mainz. The other two sides competing in this particular summer tournament are defending Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund as well as last season’s big surprise FSV Mainz. The winners of Tuesday’s matches will meet for the trophy while the losers will determine third place the following day.

The Testspiele in Mainz will provide trainer JUPP HEYNCKES the first opportunity to try out Bayern Munich’s most recent purchase. Germany international defender JEROME BOATENG, who has just arrived from English Premier League club Manchester City at a cost of 13.5 million Euros, participated in training with the Bavarian squad for the first time on Sunday. It in unclear whether or not Heynckes intends to engage Boateng in the Startelf against his one-time employers, who concluded the 2010-11 Bundesliga season in eighth place, on Tuesday.

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Holland World Cup winger ARJEN ROBBEN, the left-footed magician who managed 12 goals in only 14 Bundesliga games for Bayern Munich last season despite missing the entire first half of the campaign, has a left-footed shot on Bayern Munich’s new first choice, Germany World Cup goalkeeper MANUEL NEUER, during training on Saebener Strasse.
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Former Germany youth international striker NILS PETERSEN (right), this summer’s 2.8 million Euro purchase from Energie Cottbus who currently leads Bayern Munich with five goals in three summer training games thus far, attempts to get around Germany international defender HOLGER BADSTUBER during Sunday training on Saebener Strasse in Bavaria.

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