Bayern Munich stars Leroy Sane and Thomas Muller train ahead of Uefa Super Cup match in Budapest - in pictures

The Hungarian capital has been designated a coronavirus risk zone by the German government with number of cases on the rise

Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has played down the risk of Thursday's Uefa Super Cup clash with Sevilla becoming a super spreader event despite host city Budapest being designated a coronavirus risk zone.

"After all, I live in Munich which is almost a corona hotspot," Flick said Wednesday with numbers of new infections also rising in the Bavarian capital.

"We came here to play football, these decisions are made elsewhere. We have one goal: to win the Super Cup."

Champions League winners Bayern face Europa League winners Sevilla at Budapest's Puskas Arena for the Super Cup with up to 20,000 fans allowed to attend in a stadium which has a capacity of 67,000.

The likes of star striker Robert Lewandowski, flying wingers Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry and goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer all took part in training

The showcase clash has taken on a political dimension since the German government declared Hungary's capital city a risk zone.

As a result, hundreds of Bayern fans have returned their tickets with club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge anticipating "less than a thousand" will be at the game.

Sevilla expect to have around 500 supporters in Budapest.

To see a picture gallery of Bayern stars training click on the images above or swipe on your device.

Published: September 23, 2020 08:54 PM


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