The club confirmed by handing the Champions League holders a blow ahead of their quarter-final clash with Paris Saint-Germain Wednesday.

Serge Gnabry has tested positive for the coronavirus

Bayern Munich midfielder Serge Gnabry tested positive for coronavirus. The club confirmed by handing the Champions League holders a blow ahead of their quarter-final clash with Paris Saint-Germain Wednesday. The Germany international was absent from training on Tuesday ahead of Hansi Flick’s first leg encounter with Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Leading to reports indicating that Gnabry had been out of action for one reason or another. That is not the first time that the 25-years-old has tested positive for coronavirus, having first done so last October, only to have his case reported as false positive five days later. “Serge Gnabry has tested positive for Covid-19,” Bayern confirmed in a short statement posted on their Twitter page. The Bayern Munich forward is doing well and is now in quarantine at home.”

The winger has been Bayern’s third top scorer this season

The winger is not the first player to be ruled out of Bayern Munich’s match against PSG this week. As both sides meet for the first time since the Bundesliga heavyweights defeated their French rivals in the Champions League final last season. Alessandro Florenzi has already been excluded from the visitors trip. As has Marcos Verratti, with both of them returning positive Covid-19 tests. That comes amid a spike of cases in the wake of the March international hiatus. In which footballers crossed club bubbles to link up with their country. Many of which played a role in the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Gnabry has been a familiar face again under Flick this season, and his absence would have been sorely felt at the best of times within the European champions.

But coupled with Robert Lewandowski’s resignation and the route to defending their Champions League title, it now looks increasingly fraught with pitfalls. The winger has been Bayern’s third top scorer this season, behind the Poland international and Thomas Muller, leaving Flick without one of his critical choices ahead of goal against PSG men starving to make up for last season’s shortfall.