Bayern-PSG: Gnabry positive for Covid-19 in an antigen test

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INFO RMC SPORT. Tested positive for the coronavirus in an antigen test, Serge Gnabry is now awaiting the result of his PCR test which should record his withdrawal for the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League on Wednesday between Bayern Munich and PSG (9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1).

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After Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi at PSG, this time it is the turn of a Munich player to test positive for coronavirus before the quarter-final between Bayern and Paris. It was the thunderclap that hit Bavaria with the absence of striker Serge Gnabry from Bayern Munich training on Tuesday morning. According to our information, the Munich resident took an antigen test on Tuesday morning which turned out to be positive.

In a press conference, the German club’s coach, Hans-Dieter Flick, explained that Gnabry “had a sore throat and that he would probably be forfeited against PSG”. In the wake of this very bad news for Munich, after the withdrawal of Lewandowski, the German club gave the former Arsenal player a PCR test.

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If the PCR test was confirmed positive like the antigen test, Serge Gnabry would therefore be forfeited for the first leg on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena (9 p.m., on RMC Sport 1) but also for the return leg at the Parc des Princes next week, the Tuesday April 13.

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The German international is positive for the second time after having already contracted the Covid-19 last October on the eve of a European match against Atlético de Madrid.

Towards a tenure of Choupo-Moting

The probable withdrawal of Serge Gnabry is a hard blow for Hansi Flick and Bayern. Already deprived of Robert Lewandowski for the two meetings against PSG, the German coach would lose one of his main options to replace the Polish striker.

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The cumulative absences of “Lewy” and Gnabry could do the business of Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting. The striker who arrived from PSG during the summer transfer window has a good chance of starting the match against his former team.

At a time when the father of the German-Cameroonian striker criticized the Parisian club on the departure of his son, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting could again be the unlikely hero of a European quarter-final … After having saved PSG against Atalanta in the Lisbon Final 8, the 32-year-old could this time be the executioner of the Parisians.

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To support him, Bayern should nevertheless trust the Coman-Müller-Sané trio. This season, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting has scored five goals in 25 appearances in all competitions.

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