Union Berlin, Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach All Hit by Positive Covid19 Cases

Union Berlin, Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach All Hit by Positive Covid19 Cases

  • Union Berlin and Borussia Mönchengladbach's head coaches Urs Fischer, and Daniel Farke have both tested positive for Covid-19
  • Bayern Munich will be without Thomas Müller and Joshua Kimmich for their UEFA Champions League game
  • Timo Baumgartl had just returned to action after beating testicular cancer and has now tested positive for Covid-19

Covid-19 cases are again picking up in the Bundesliga, disrupting preparations for league and European fixtures for three sides.

Union Berlin, Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach have all had positive cases, with either staff or players having to isolate.

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Union Berlin, Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach have all had players or management test positive for Covid-19. Image: Markus Gilliar/ Christian Verheyen/ Nico Paetzel
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As reported by Bulinews, Union Berlin will be without head coach Urs Fischer, centre-back Timo Baumgartl and winger Tim Maciejewski after they all tested positive for the virus.

Baumgartl had just returned to action after not playing since April due to a testicular cancer scare. Union Berlin are due to face Malmö FF in the Europa League on Thursday and are looking to pick up their first points of the tournament.

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At Mönchengladbach, Head coach Daniel Farke also had to enter isolation after testing positive. Farke could return in time for his team's next League fixture against Köln.

Even the reigning Bundesliga champions couldn't accept the virus.

Thomas Müller and Joshua Kimmich have been ruled out of action for Bayern Munich. The duo were part of Bayern’s team that beat Bayer Leverkusen on Friday but tested positive the following day, ESPN Africa confirmed.

They will not feature for Bayern in the Champions League when the German side takes on Viktoria Plzen. Bayern had just welcomed Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka back to the team after being forced to isolate due to a positive test.

Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka withdraw from the German national team after testing positive for Covid19

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The German national team have been hit with a double dose of drama ahead of their UEFA Nations League games against Hungary and Italy.

The German side will have to contest the two important games without the Bayern Munich duo of Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka, Sports Brief reported.

Both Neuer and Goretzka were sent home after they tested positive for Covid-19, Bayern Munich confirmed on their site.

Source: Sports Brief News