Bayern Munich has had to resort to the quarry to cover part of the losses due to coronavirus that it has for this Friday’s game against Borussia Mönchengladbach, whose realization is yet to be confirmed.
Given the casualties of 9 players by coronavirus Bayern have turned to six youth players and 35-year-old veteran Nicolas Feldhahn, currently captain of the second team that plays in the fourth category of German football.
Among the homegrown players, the presence of Arijon Ibrahimovic and Paul Wanner, both 16 years old, stands out. that, if they had minutes tomorrow, they could become the youngest players to play an official match with Bayern.
That record is held so far by Jamal Musiala.
Also included in the first team were Bright Arrey-Mbi, 18, Taylor Both, 20, Jamie Lawrence, 19, and Lucas Copada, 17.
Part of the reinforcements were with the concentration of the Bayern sub17 in Spain and they had to return urgently to Germany.
Bayern have had the positives of Alphonso Davies, Manuel Neuer, Lucas Hernández, Dayot Upamecano, Tanguy Nianzou, Omar Richards, Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sané.
Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting and Bouna Sarr are with their teams at the African Cup. Josip Stasinic, meanwhile, has had muscle problems.
Leon Goretzka, who is coming off an injury, has only trained alone and Niklas Süle was absent from training today for reasons that have not been communicated.
Bayern are currently leaders of the German tournament with a nine-point advantage over Dortmund.
In the German Cup, Bayern was eliminated by Gladbach against whom they conceded a 5-0 win.
The numerous casualties led to a postponement of the match but everything indicates that the German Football League (DFL) does not seem willing to accept a request in this regard.
The regulations indicate that as long as there are 16 players available, the matches must be played.
The Bavarian Prime Minister, Markus Söder, intervened in the discussion and declared himself in favor of a postponement, claiming that in the current situation there was no level playing field.
Gladbach also has four coronavirus casualties.