FCB game against Gladbach before cancellation? Eberl: Bayern want to cancel the match

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Bayern Munich would like to postpone the game against Borussia Mönchengladbach (8.30 p.m.) at the start of the second half on Friday due to the tense staff situation after eight corona cases.

“It is true that Bayern would like to cancel the match. But that determines the competition,” said Gladbach sports director Max Eberl after a telephone conversation with Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and an interview with the German Football League (DFL).

“We’re just a reflection of society,” commented Eberl of the aggravated situation, “We’re not a parallel society.” The Gladbachers are currently preparing “as if the game would take place”, according to coach Adi Hütter. “Despite the failures, FC Bayern still has a strong team.”

In addition to the eight players around Manuel Neuer and Leroy Sane who tested positive, Bayern are also missing Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Bouna Sarr (both African Cup) and Josip Stanisic (injured).

National players Leon Goretzka and Niklas Süle were also not on the training field on Wednesday morning. On Wednesday there were only ten field players on the training field at Säbener Strasse. The goalkeeper trio around new representatives Sven Ulreich and Christian Früchtl was completed by U19 regular goalkeeper Johannes Schenk.

FC Bayern – Mönchengladbach: match postponement clearly arranged

Section 2 of the DFL Laws of the Game states under point 3 (“Removal due to illness of players”) that removal requests must be rejected if: a team “has more than 15 licensed players and/or amateurs eligible to play in the licensed team/contract players” are available. Of these, at least nine players must be licensed, including a goalkeeper.

According to Sport Bild, the Bavarians had recently tightened their safety measures again due to the increasing number of corona cases in the team. From now on, the players must be even more strictly separated from each other when eating together and only meet face masks in all areas outside the playing field or training area.

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