Friday 23 October 2020
According to media reports, Serge Gnabry tested negative for the virus two days after his corona diagnosis. For the Munich authorities, however, even a possible mistake does not change anything in the quarantine for FC Bayern. Trainers and teammates warn to adhere to the rules of conduct.
The excitement around FC Bayern was great when Serge Gnabry tested positive for the corona virus on Tuesday. After all, the 25-year-old was the record champions’ first footballer whose infection became public. Only after a new series of tests within the team were the Munich team able to compete in the Champions League against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday evening, and the start of the mission to defend the title was impressive with a clear 4-0 home win. And then, on Thursday, the quarantined Gnabry was tested again – this time, however, apparently with a negative result. At least that’s what the “Bild” newspaper reports.
However, even that would not change the fact that the offensive player will not be available to his club until the away game at 1. FC Köln on October 31 (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. in the live ticker at ntv.de). Because the “Bild” newspaper quotes the Munich authorities as saying: “As soon as a positive PCR test is reported to the RGU (Department for Health and Environment; editor’s note), the person concerned must wait ten days from the test result in isolation, even further negative tests do not cancel this isolation. ” So also in the event that the positive test turns out to be faulty – a scenario that could also apply to the negative result.
Regardless of this, however, according to the official order, Gnabry is missing against Eintracht Frankfurt (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.) in the Bundesliga and at Lokomotiv Moscow (Tuesday, 6:55 p.m.) on the second game day of the premier class. The German international had participated in the final training before the clash with Atlético. Coach Hansi Flick then warned: “Other teams have already been hit. We must continue to adhere to the hygiene rules and make sure that we wear masks, keep our distance and really pay attention to things. Otherwise we cannot protect ourselves . “
Leon Goretzka said that Gnabry’s positive test was “a shock”, “even if it was almost clear that it would happen at some point”. The Bundesliga is one of the few major sports leagues in Europe that has not yet had a game postponed due to corona cases. In Serie A, for example, the SSC Napoli could not compete at Juventus Turin, the most far-reaching consequences in Germany were the six positive test results in the squad of basketball Bundesliga team Alba Berlin. Because the champions and cup winners had to be completely quarantined, the final tournament in the German Cup was postponed in addition to Euroleague games.