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RB Leipzig hit by COVID-19 blow ahead of Brugge clash

By Rune Gjerulff

RB Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch and captain Peter Gulacsi have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Wednesday's Champions League encounter with Club Brugge.

Peter Gulacsi.
Peter Gulacsi.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Patrick Schreiber/Jan Huebner/POOL via Picture Point

RB Leipzig's preparations for their Champions League clash with Club Brugge on Wednesday have been thrown into disarray after two positive COVID-19 test results.

The Bundesliga outfit have confirmed today that head coach Jesse Marsch and first-choice goalkeeper and captain Peter Gulacsi will miss the game after testing positive for coronavirus.

Assistant coach Marco Kurth will not travel to Belgium either after a close contact of his tested positive.

Second assistant coach Achim Beierlorzer will deputize for Marsch in the dugout tomorrow while Josep Martínez is expected to replace Gulacsi in goal.

"Jesse Marsch and Peter Gulacsi have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of tomorrow's Champions League match versus Brugge and will not travel to Belgium. They were immediately isolated from the team and are in quarantine at home," said the club in a statement.

"The positive tests for Marsch and Gulácsi come in spite of all first-team players and staff either being vaccinated against or having recovered from coronavirus."

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5Jack Hendry
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28Ignace Brempt ↩60
3Éder Álvarez
20Hans Vanaken (C)
19Kamal Sowah ↩82
90Charles De Ketelaere ↩82
29Bas Dost ↩46
10Noa Lang
91Senne Lammens
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21José Izquierdo ↪82
11Faitout Maouassa
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72Noah Mbamba
25Ruud Vormer
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22Nordi Mukiele
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32Joško Gvardiol ↩80
27Konrad Laimer ↩62
44Kevin Kampl (C)
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33André Silva
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29Fabian Eutinger
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