Nein darter! Bayern Munich stars take aim at a giant inflatable dartboard in training as the Bundesliga leaders prepare for German football to return
- Bayern Munich stars had a giant inflatable dartboard in training on Thursday
- Hansi Flick’s side are back in training waiting for German football to start again
- To keep things entertaining, they wheeled out an enormous inflatable target
- Manuel Neuer and his colleagues spent time smashing balls at the dartboard
Bayern Munich players have been honing their passing accuracy by using a giant inflatable dartboard in training today.
Robert Lewandowski and Co are back in training as they prepare to restart the Bundesliga season in the coming weeks following the suspension prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.
German teams have been taking special measures in training to ensure their players and staff remain safe, including working in small groups of no more than seven stood at least 1.5 to two metres apart at all time. They have also been asked to get changed at home before and after training.
Manuel Neuer smashes a ball at a giant inflatable dartboard in Bayern Munich training
Serge Gnabry acts a target for his team-mates as they rifled efforts at the huge dartboard
Star striker Robert Lewandowski was grateful for some target practice during the session
Despite the current crisis, the Bayern squad looked to be in good spirits during their session on Thursday and used innovative methods to practice their precision.
Goalkeepers Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich looked like the first to get to use the giant dartboard on a glorious day in Bavaria.
The pair of stoppers were pictured smashing balls at the giant inflatable, which stuck on and had to be collected by manager Hansi Flick.
The rest of the playing squad then got the chance to shoot at the target with Robert Lewandowski, Thiago and Thomas Muller all seen getting involved.
Winger Serge Gnabry even stood under it and positioned his arms out like a set of American Football posts to make the target even smaller.
Manager Hansi Flick was responsible for collecting the balls once his players had their shots
Veteran forward Thomas Muller is in discussion with somebody while stood next to the target
Defender Jerome Boateng smashes a ball towards the dartboard during Thursday’s session
Lewandowski, David Alaba, Joshua Zirkzee and Alphonso Davies discuss something in training
Bundesliga chief Christian Seifert did suggest last week that the current plan is for games to return to all 36 grounds in the top two divisions by the start of next month.
However, when and how to resume the German top-flight was not mentioned when German chancellor Angela Merkel met with regional state premiers to discuss the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday.
Discussions about whether the Bundesliga can resume will now not be until at least the next round of government talks take place on April 30.
The German Football League (DFL) is set to convene later this week and assess the current plan to resume the season at the beginning of May, with games taking place on the usual weekly basis from the first or second weekend of next month.
With the financial survival of many clubs in the balance, the DFL is keen to finish the season by June 30 so as to guarantee income from TV rights.
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