Serge Gnabry had a positive corona test that turned out to be false. Niklas Süle was the second positive case at Bayern, but there are now doubts about his result. The situation is different with Joshua Zirkzee.
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National football player Niklas Süle (25) from Bayern Munich tested negative on Monday with a second control after his positive corona test. The German record champion announced on Thursday. The defender is still in quarantine and his condition is good.
At the same time, the three-time winner announced that younger Joshua Zirkzee (19) had tested positive for the corona virus. The striker is in quarantine at home and is fine too.
False positive tests? “You have to live with that”
The “Sportbuzzer” had previously reported that Süle had had a so-called “false positive” test. The defender went into domestic isolation on Monday as prescribed and therefore missed the Champions League game at Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday (6-2). Saturday (6.30 p.m. / Sky) FC Bayern will play the top match of the Bundesliga at Borussia Dortmund.
Two and a half weeks ago, Serge Gnabry was the first player at Bayern Munich to test positive. As a result, he missed the Champions League match against Atletico Madrid (4-0). The first finding turned out to be incorrect.
According to experts, so-called “false positive” results in corona tests cannot be ruled out. “They can always occur in individual cases, that is simply statistically possible. You have to live with that,” said Prof. Wilhelm Bloch, Head of the Molecular and Cellular Sports Medicine Department at the German Sports University in Cologne, in the case of Gnabry, the SID.