A few days ago, FC Bayern announced that regular keeper Manuel Neuer would not be available to the club in the coming weeks. The 35-year-old has to undergo knee surgery. A circumstance that could suddenly become a bigger problem.
Sven Ulreich was once again to represent Manuel Neuer. The 33-year-old, who returned to FC Bayern in the summer after a year at Hamburger SV, has often mastered the role of deputy brilliantly in the past, so there was no real panic after Neuer was out on Säbener Straße.
Information from “sky” and “imageAccording to Ulreich, there is a suspicion of an infection with the corona virus. An increased value is said to be the reason why the goalkeeper was absent from training on Wednesday.
The all-clear followed in the afternoon! Another corona test fell loudly “image“-Indications negative. Like the “table football” reported, the Munich number 2 trained with the team again on Wednesday afternoon. So nothing stands in the way of the game against VfL Bochum today.
Should Ulreich not be ready for action despite everything, FC Bayern would only have three emergency solutions available in Christian Früchtl and young hopefuls Johannes Schenk and Manuel Kainz. To make matters worse, Lukas Schneller and Jakob Mayer are currently missing two goalkeeper talents injured.
Früchtl still without a commitment for the FC Bayern pros
Früchtl, at 22 the most experienced from the third row, has never played a game for the Munich pros. In the past season, the former German U20 national player was also loaned to 1. FC Nürnberg, but was never able to hold his own against the existing competition.
On the next Bundesliga matchday at VfL Bochum, FC Bayern should be favorites even with an inexperienced goalkeeper, but the situation seems to be more precarious shortly afterwards. After all, on February 16, Munich will be guests in the round of 16 of the Champions League at RB Salzburg. A game that points the way for the rest of the season.
Ulreich’s negative test on Wednesday should lower the pulse again for all those responsible in Munich.