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Schüller out for Spain following positive COVID test

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

The German women's national team will have to do without the FrauenBundesliga's leading scorer in Tuesday's crucial group stage matchup against Spain.

Meanwhile, Schüller's Bayern teammates and important actors in the team's opening round victory Lina Magull and Sydney Lohmann remain day-to-day with nagging injuries.
FC Bayern München's Lea Schüller
FC Bayern München's Lea SchüllerPhoto: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
The FrauenBundesliga's leading goalscorer has been ruled out of Germany's second group stage match at the European Championship after testing positive for COVID. Twenty-four-year-old lead-striker Lea Schüller, who this year won the women's Golden Cannon with 16 league goals, will have to watch the team's next encounter from the quarantine.

Schüller tallied in Germany's opening group stage victory against Denmark. Her absence nevertheless may not pose much of a problem as the player most likely to replace her, returning team captain Alexandra Popp, also opened her tournament account with a late goal off the bench.

DFB-FrauenBundestrainerin Martina Voss-Tecklenburg still possesses a myriad of options in attack, Current wingers Svenja Huth and Klara Bühl can play at center-forward. So too can reserve players Tabea Waßmuth, Nicole Anyomi, Jule Brand, and Laura Freigang.

There does exist some other slightly concerning injury news from the German camp involving two other players from FC Bayern München. Lina Magull (the player of the match in Friday's win) and Sydney Lohmann have had to sit out parts of training with minor injuries since the opening round victory.

Magull scored the opening goal that opened the floodgates for the rout of Denmark with a fine solo interception and finish. She would later set-up a second. Lohmann registered and assist some 90 seconds after coming off the bench, crossing over to Popp for the squad's fourth goal.

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