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Bayern Munich DFB-Pokal match rescheduled, Dortmund canceled training

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Bayern Munich DFB-Pokal match rescheduled, Dortmund canceled training

Bayern Munich DFB-Pokal match rescheduled

The match between Bremer and Bayern Munich will be rescheduled due to quarantine measures imposed on the lower-league side. German giants Bayern Munich confirmed that first round of their DFB-Pokal match against Bremer has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

On Friday, the Bundesliga champions were set to kick off their cup campaign against the fifth-tier side on Friday. However, Bremer recorded positive COVID-19 test results among the first-team squad, implying that the club has been placed under quarantine.

“The health of our and of our opponent’s players are of paramount importance, so we consider the order of the health department to place our team in quarantine as correct and necessary,” said Dr. Peter Warnecke, the club’s first chairman and hygiene officer.

Bayern later said in a statement: “The DFB [German Football Association] has announced that Bayern’s DFB-Pokal match at Bremer SV on Friday has been postponed due to quarantine measures ordered by the authorities for the host club.”

“The DFB will make a decision on the rescheduling of the match after consultation with both clubs as soon as possible. In addition, the draw for the second round will also have to be postponed due to both clubs having been placed in different sides of the draw.”

Borussia Dortmund open training session has also been canceled after the yellow black team recorded two coronavirus positive cases on Tuesday. Thomas Meunier and Julian Brandt tested positive for COVID-19. 

“Borussia Dortmund defender Thomas Meunier has tested positive for coronavirus,” the club announced through social media. Later the same day the Bundesliga club also tweeted, “Following the positive COVID-19 test of Thomas Meunier, there has unfortunately been another positive case from testing following the player’s day off. Julian Brandt has tested positive for COVID-19 and we wish him a symptom-free and speedy recovery.”

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