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Departure from Malta

A week of intense preparation done

First Team 11.01.2020, 14:25

FC Augsburg have completed a week-long training camp in Malta, after some high-intensity training sessions and friendlies against local side Hibernians FC (4-0) and Belgian top-tier side Cercle Brugge (3-3).One last training session was done yesterday (Friday) for those players who took part in the game against Cercle. It was a tough session, aimed at regeneration and maintaining high levels of fitness.

Afterwards, all the equipment was packed away and loaded into buses, and after a spot of lunch, the players and staff headed to the airport to catch their flight back to Augsburg. “The conditions were amazing, the training pitches were pristine, and the weather was like spring. The two friendlies helped us get back into a competitive spirit over two sets of 90 minutes,” said FCA head coach Martin Schmidt, who was happy with the progress made in Malta.

Simon Asta’s operation a success

In Augsburg, preparations for the starting of the Rückrunde began. A certain piece of good news reached the team; Simon Asta, who tore his cruciate ligament on the first day of the training game, underwent a successful surgery in the Hessingpark Clinic. We wish the young player the best of luck throughout the coming rehabilitation process and hope for his speedy return to the pitch.

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