Neuer and Goretzka test positive for Covid – 19, a concern for Germany?

The German national football team has come across a massive blow ahead of their Nations League clash’s, captain Manuel Neuer and his Bayern Munich mate Leon Goretzka have been tested positive for Covid-19. With this, the duo will miss the affairs against Hungary and England in the Nations League.

Well, with the absence of both Neuer and Goretzka, Germany will have a major challenge to make a place for themselves in the final of the NL. They are currently at second position in the group and the clash against Hungary is a must win game.

Moreover, the German skipper has been facing a tough time with his league team Bayern as they have been on a winless account in the Bundesliga. The only victory for the German club was against Barcelona in the Champions League.

Germany coach Hansi Flick called up Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann as a replacement for Neuer, although Marc Andre Ter Stegen has likely been given a green signal for the match against Hungary. Furthermore, Wolfsburg midfielder Maximilian Arnold has come on board to compensate for the absence of Goretzka.

However, not just Neuer and Goretzka but Marco Reus is also set to miss out after getting injured. Furthermore, Reus is also set to miss the upcoming FIFA World Cup, he also missed out on the 2014 World Cup glory of the Germany side.
Goretzka and Neuer were at the Oktoberfest beer festival with the rest of the Bayern team on Sunday. All Germany players were due to be tested before they joined the squad on Monday.

 

 

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