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Bayern Munich stars juggle three footballs at the same time in impressive drill

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We’ve all seen Bayern Munich’s unbelievable rondos in training but we’ve just seen an even better drill.

For us amateurs, keeping up a single football is hard enough.

But for Thiago, Douglas Costa, Thomas Muller and Rafinha that’s far too easy.

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Instead, they attempt to juggle three footballs between the four of them, taking two touches each.

It sounds hard, it looks hard but they make it look incredibly easy.

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Watch the brilliant drill below, courtesy of Bayern Munich’s official YouTube channel.

Feeling pretty dizzy? Us too.

Big week

Although it doesn’t look like it, the Bavarian club have a vital week ahead of them.

They travel to Portugal to face Benfica in their Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday as they hold a slender 1-0 lead from the first match.

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They then host Schalke next weekend as they close in on a fourth consecutive Bundesliga title.

Pep Guardiola’s side are seven points clear of Borussia Dortmund with just five matches while they are also in the semi-final of the DFB-Pokal Cup where they play Werder Bremen.

Vidal the villain

Arturo Vidal scored an early goal in the first-leg against Benfica last Tuesday but the German club were unable to add to the early strike, leaving the tie finely poised.

Vidal may have been the hero last week but at the weekend he was very much the villain in Guardiola's eye. The Chilean was hauled off after just 27 minutes in their match against Stuttgart after the midfielder produced two reckless tackles.

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They eventually won the match 3-1 but it's unclear whether the Spaniard has forgiven his player ahead of the Champions League tie.

Guardiola is hoping his side can finish the season with three trophies to give him the perfect send-off. The former Barcelona boss will join Manchester City at the end of the season after spending three seasons at the Allianz Arena.

Dip in form

But since it was announced that the talented coach will be moving to England in the summer, Bayern’s performances have been far from convincing - despite still collecting wins.

But captain Philipp Lahm doesn’t settle for mediocrity and has called on his teammates to improve ahead of their clash with Benfica.

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"We must be more precise. We have missed a certain freshness in some of our recent games. We have had some problems," the right-back told Kicker, per the Daily Mail.

"We did not put enough pressure on Benfica in their half. We have not been accurate enough on the ball. We have been sloppy at times and have been making the wrong decisions.

"We must improve and we must improve fast. We are still winning games, though, and have been doing well defensively. But we have to work on our efficiency," he concluded.

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