4 Bayern Munich players forced into quarantine

Four Bayern Munich players have been forced into quarantine after coming into close contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

The news comes after defender Josip Stansicic was confirmed to have contracted Covid-19 earlier in the week.


Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Michael Cuisance are now also isolating, Bayern announced on Sunday morning.

“Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Michael Cuisance have gone into quarantine following consultation with the health authorities. They came into contact with someone in the immediate circle of the FC Bayern team who tested positive for coronavirus,” a statement read.

Three of the four players – Gnabry, Musiala and Choupo-Moting – featured for Die Roten on Friday night, when they fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat away at Augsburg.

Bayern have not confirmed how long each player will be forced to quarantine, but the foursome will almost certainly miss their side’s Champions League meeting with Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday – although their progression to the knockout stages is already confirmed – as well as Bayern’s Bundesliga clash with Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.

The week after, Julian Nagelsmann’s charges take on Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker, which has added significance following their slip-up against Augsburg.

BVB are now just one point behind table-topping Bayern in second, after they secured a 2-1 victory over Stuttgart on Saturday afternoon.

Friday’s Bavarian Derby was held amid skyrocketing coronavirus infections in the region. The club has played an important role in debates over the issue with Die Roten at the centre of Covid-19-related controversy previously this season

Midfielder Joshua Kimmich is among several Bayern players who have not yet been vaccinated, despite he and Leon Goretzka fronting the We Kick Corona charity scheme in recent times.

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Author: XenBet