Bayern forward Serge Gnabry has tested positive for the Covid-19 and will miss the Champions League match this week against Paris Saint-Germain. Marc Roca will also miss the first leg of the Champions League tie due to an injury, the Germna club announced.
this is not the first time Gnabry has tested positive for the virus, with a false positive test for the winger coming in November. Bayern Munich are already without the services of talisman Robert Lewandowski, who suffered an injury while being on national duties with Poland.
Bayern Munich are without Robert Lewandowski and Marc Roca for the Champions League fixture
The German club said Tuesday that the 25-year-old Gnabry “is doing well and is isolating at home.” Bayern coach Hansi Flick said earlier that Gnabry sat out training after complaining of a sore throat.
While many speculated that Gnabry might have started as striker in this crucial match, it now appears as though Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will likely start up front for the Bavarians. Furthermore, now, Jamal Musiala will likely be the first offensive option off the bench for Bayern.
The two sides recently met in the Champions League final in 2020 but Hansi Flick believes that this match will be a lot different than the previous one.
“Paris are a new team with a new coach,” he said. “I don’t think that game matters anymore. We want to reach the semi-finals and the final. That is our aim.”
“They have a solid defence, a very good goalkeeper, but up front they have enormous quality.”
Earlier Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane also tested positive for the Covid-19 on the same day.