Ahead of the restart of the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich are flying back to Germany following their mid-season training camp in Qatar. With controversy, injuries and a new signing, the winter break has been eventful for the reigning league champions.
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been injured in a training match and will be out of action indefinitely. This comes just days after club fined the Frenchman for an obscene outburst on social media.
Bayern have announced the signing of Stuttgart defender Bejamin Pavard on a five-year deal. While he isn't set to join until the summer, the Frenchman is an excellent early addition as the club embarks upon a new era.
The Bundesliga has been criticized for a lack of competition at the top in recent years, but the result that restarted the 2018-19 season has opened up a potentially thrilling title race.
The Bundesliga returns from its winter break on Friday night, with the champions looking to heap pressure on the contenders. Bayern Munich stumbled in the first half of 2018-19, but their coach sees plenty to build on.
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