Bundesliga News: Bayern Munich, DFB-Pokal clash rescheduled after coronavirus postponement

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Bayern Munich’s reorganized DFB-Pokal clash with Bremer will take place on 25 August, the club announced on Thursday.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side was due to start the season against the fifth division formation this Friday.

However, the positive results of the COVID-19 tests forced Bremer into quarantine and subsequently ensured that the first-round bout had to be rescheduled.

Bayern announced the new date in a statement on their official website. It reads: “FC Bayern’s DFB-Pokal away match against Bremer SV has been reorganized for Wednesday 25 August. The first round clash, originally scheduled for Friday, has been postponed due to quarantine measures imposed on the fifth division club. .

“The new date has now been confirmed by the German Football Association (DFB), with the match at Weserstadion in Bremen starting at 20:15 CEST. The new date for the second round draw is 5 September at 6:30 pm “.

The original postponement meant the Bundesliga champions were missing out on a chance to get crucial minutes for first-team players before their first league match against Borussia Monchengladbach on 13 August.

Further scheduling problems could follow for the Bavarians, as they have to play five times in 15 days, including the DFL-Supercup against Borussia Dortmund and clashes with both Cologne and Hertha Berlin.

Aside from Nagelsmann’s appointment, Bayern had a quiet transfer window, with the only signing notable being the takeover of RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano following the departures of club greats David Alaba and Jerome Boateng. .

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