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Schoolboy trains with Bayern`s senior squad

Antonio Trograncic has lived a schoolboy`s dream after the 15-year-old was invited to train with Bayern Munich`s senior squad by the Bavarian giants` coach Pep Guardiola.

Schoolboy trains with Bayern`s senior squad

Berlin: Antonio Trograncic has lived a schoolboy`s dream after the 15-year-old was invited to train with Bayern Munich`s senior squad by the Bavarian giants` coach Pep Guardiola.

With the bulk of his squad away on international duty, Guardiola took the unusual step of promoting Trograncic from Bayern`s Under-15 squad to train with the seniors on Friday.

The teenager ran out alongside the likes of ex-Germany captain Philipp Lahm plus Brazil defenders Rafinha and Dante in front of 200 spectators at Bayern`s training ground.

Despite being just 1.50m tall (4ft 11ins), the pint-sized midfielder held his own, going hard into a tackle on Lahm, drilling home a penalty and earning praise from Rafinha.

With Guardiola having given the rest of the squad time off until Tuesday, Friday`s session is likely to be a one-off for baby-faced Trograncic, who will not be involved in Bayern`s Bundesliga clash at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Trograncic, who has played four matches for Croatia`s Under-14 side, spent two years at Red Bull Salzburg before joining Bayern.

The German Football Association (DFB) has invited him to a training session with the junior squads.

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