Bayern Munich confirmed that the DFB-Pokal first round match with Bremer has been postponed due to coronavirus problems.
The Bundesliga champions were expected to start their cup campaign on Friday against the fifth division team.
However, Bremer recorded positive COVID-19 test results within the first team squad, which means quarantine measures have been imposed on the club.
“The health of our players and that of our opponents is of paramount importance, so we consider that the order from the health department to quarantine our team is correct and necessary,” said Dr. Peter Warnecke, the club’s first president and head of hygiene.
Bayern later stated in a statement: “The DFB [German Football Association] 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 rescheduling the match after consulting both clubs as soon as possible. Furthermore, the draw for the second round will also have to be postponed due to the fact that both teams were placed on different sides of the draw ”.
Bayern then announced on Tuesday that young striker Joshua Zirkzee will spend the 2021-22 season on loan with Anderlecht.
Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said: “It is very important for Joshua that he has as much time as possible to play. Anderlecht offers him this possibility. Joshua can now take the next important step in his professional career in an interesting league and I am confident he will have a good season. “
Bayern are expected to begin their Bundesliga title defense away against Borussia Monchengladbach on 13 August.