Bayern Munich star Niklas Sule tests positive for Covid-19 on eve of Champions League clash with Red Bull Salzburg and just two weeks after Serge Gnabry also contracted deadly virus
- Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule has tested positive for Covid-19
- The centre-back will miss the German’s side clash against Red Bull Salzburg
- Winger Serge Gnabry was previously absent following his false positive test
Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule has tested positive for COVID-19 and gone into home isolation, the club said on the eve of their Champions League match at Salzburg.
The 25-year-old Germany centre back is the second Bayern player to be pulled out of action after Serge Gnabry’s false positive test in October. Gnabry has since returned.
Gnabry was absent for Bayern’s Champions League game against Atletico Madrid last month. He also missed the Bundesliga clash with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule has tested positive for Covid-19 and gone into self isolation
The news regarding Sule comes on the eve of Hansi Flick’s side taking on Red Bull Salzburg
Sule has made nine appearances for Bayern this season across all competitions.
‘I will think about the lineup for Salzburg after the final training this evening,’ coach Hansi Flick told a news conference. ‘Niklas will not be available. It is not nice and it is one option less for us.
‘There have been many cases in pro leagues and now it hit us. We have to accept it… and hope that it remains with that one positive test.’
Flick’s side are top of their Champions League group as they look to retain the trophy.
After beating Atletico 4-0, they subsequently prevailed past Lokomotiv Moscow with a 2-1 win.
Last month Bayern winger Serge Gnabry was out of action following his false positive test
Red Bull Salzburg, meanwhile, have taken just one point out of a possible six so far.
Bayern, who won five trophies in 2020 including the Champions League and the domestic league and Cup double, travel to title rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday in the Bundesliga, with Sule also set to be absent for that fixture.
Bayern are top of the league following their 2-1 win at Cologne on Saturday.
They prevailed against Cologne courtesy of a goal from Thomas Muller and a penalty from Gnabry.