BERLIN: Bayern Munich
defender Niklas Suele
has tested positive for COVID-19
and gone into home isolation
, the club said on the eve of their Champions League
match at Salzburg.
The 25-year-old Germany centre back is the second Bayern player to be pulled out of action after Serge Gnabry’s false positive test in October. Gnabry has since returned.
Bayern, who won five titles in 2020 including the Champions League and the domestic league and Cup double, travel to title rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
They are top of the Bundesliga following their 2-1 win at Cologne on Saturday.