- Bayern Munich flew to Belgium on the eve of Wednesday’s game at Anderlecht
- Flying cut their journey time by around two thirds, keeping the players fresh
- Bayern can book a place in the Champions League last 16 by avoiding defeat
- Arturo Vidal, James Rodriguez and Arjen Robben all travelled with the squad
Bayern Munich made their way to Belgium on the eve of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Anderlecht.
The Bundesliga leaders kept their players fresh by flying a journey in 90 minutes that could have taken around eight hours by road.
Bayern documented their trip on Instagram, sharing photos and footage of Arturo Vidal, James Rodriguez and Co in travel mode.
Thiago Alcantara, Arturo Vidal, James Rodriguez and Javi Martinez (left to right) at the airport
Bayern Munich set off en route to Belgium on Tuesday ahead of their game at Anderlecht
Club mascot Berni held up a team scarf as he waited for the players to arrive at Munich airport
The team coach set off at around 9am for Munich airport, where club mascot Berni was waiting to wave the team off.
Vidal, James, Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez posed for a group photo while waiting in the departures lounge, before Niklas Sule and Jerome Boateng were all smiles on the aircraft.
Bayern can mathematically guarantee their place in the Champions League’s last 16 by drawing with Anderlecht, but they must better the result of PSG — who host Celtic — in order to keep pressure on the group leaders.
Since changing managers and putting Jupp Heynckes in the dugout for a fourth spell in charge, Bayern have won eight games in a row, although one of those victories came via a penalty shootout in the German Cup.
Bayern midfielder Sebastian Rudy was one of the first Bayern players to enter the terminal
Chile international Vidal seemed relaxed wearing headlines while Arjen Robben looked smart
Centre back Niklas Sule and fellow defender Jerome Boateng were all smiles on the aircraft