Bayern Munich’s rearranged DFB-Pokal clash with Bremer will take place on August 25, the club announced on Thursday.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side were meant to get their campaign underway against the fifth-tier outfit this Friday.
However, positive COVID-19 test results forced Bremer into quarantine and subsequently ensured the first-round clash had to be rescheduled.
Bayern announced the new date in a statement on their official website. It read: “FC Bayern’s DFB-Pokal match away to Bremer SV has been rearranged for Wednesday August 25. The first-round clash, which was originally scheduled for Friday, had to be postponed due to quarantine measures imposed on the fifth-division club.
“The new date has now been confirmed by the German Football Association (DFB), with the match at Bremen’s Weserstadion kicking off at 20:15 CEST. The new date for the draw for the second round is 5 September at 18:30 CEST.”
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 5, 2021
The original postponement meant the Bundesliga champions missed the chance to get crucial minutes into first-team players before their top-flight opener against Borussia Monchengladbach on August 13.
Further scheduling issues may follow for the Bavarians given they must play five times in 15 days, including the DFL-Supercup against Borussia Dortmund and clashes with both Cologne and Hertha Berlin.
Aside from Nagelsmann’s appointment, Bayern have had a quiet transfer window, with the only signing of note being the acquisition of RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano following the departures of club greats David Alaba and Jerome Boateng.