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Lahm, Alonso named to Bayern's starting XI ahead of final match

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Phillipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso will feature in Bayern Munich’s starting team one last time.

Both players announced their retirement earlier this season, and Saturday’s match against SC Freiburg will close the curtain on two trophy-laden careers.

Their inclusion in the starting XI will likely see the two receive thunderous ovations throughout the encounter before one final goodbye, if manager Carlo Ancelotti opts to remove either player during the game in order to provide fans a chance to give them a proper send-off.

Lahm and Alonso will eventually walk away from football in beer-soaked uniforms as Bayern, regardless of Saturday’s result, gears up to celebrate a fifth straight Bundesliga title.

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