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Bayern Munich have welcomed 'Schweini' back into the first team in the last week as they look to continue their attempt to overcome Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race




Sarah Brandner - owner of a significantly less-German sounding name than her Bayern Munich midfielder boyfriend Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Also, given that he is male, she also trumps him on the modelling scale having featured for Sports Illustrated in a body painting issue. You may even recall this particular shoot given Abbey Clancy was involved to much adulation!



The reason we're including Brandner today is in part to celebrate the return to fitness of Schweinsteiger. The 27-year-old midfielder made appearances off the bench in Bayern's last two games - against Marseille in midweek and Nurnberg at the weekend.

The German international has missed close to two months of football for the German giants but, as the season reaches it's conclusion, coach Jupp Heynckes will be able to call on the his services once more.



Bayern took advantage of league leaders Dortmund's dramatic 4-4 draw with Stuttgart by winning away at Nurnberg to close the gap at the top of the Bundesliga to just three points. They also have one foot in the Champions League semi-finals after winning 2-0 in France against Marseille last week.

We can only assume that with Schweinsteiger back in action, Sarah Brandner will be home alone during this period...now where to go this weekend?

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