BUNDES - Nagelsmann sidelined again as he test positve for COVID-19

22.10.2021 23:40 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
BUNDES - Nagelsmann sidelined again as he test positve for COVID-19
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When Bayern Munich hosts Hoffenheim on Saturday, the Bundesliga leaders expect a full house at the Allianz Arena for the first time in almost 18 months, with head coach Julian Nagelsmann out again due to Covid-19.

Due to the relaxation of limitations in Bavaria, Bayern Munich could host a sell-out home crowd of 75,000 for the first time since the pandemic reached Germany in March 2020.

"The boys are really happy to be able to play in an emotionally charged Allianz Arena again, that gives them extra motivation," said Bayern president Herbert Hainer this week.

"The excitement within the team for full stands is huge - as it is in the whole club."

Nagelsmann, who missed Wednesday's 4-0 win over Benfica despite being fully vaccinated, is resting at home after testing positive for coronavirus. He might be out for up to two weeks.

Assistant coaches Xaver Zembrod and Dino Toppmoeller will carry on his instructions in his absence.