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Nadiem Amiri to miss Leverkusen's Europa League clash with Rangers

By Rune Gjerulff

Nadiem Amiri has been ruled out of Bayer Leverkusen's upcoming Europa League clash with Rangers. The midfielder is in quarantine after a member of his personal circle has been infected with the coronavirus.

Nadiem Amiri (right).
Nadiem Amiri (right).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

Bayer Leverkusen have announced that Nadiem Amiri will miss out on Thursday's Europa League round of 16 second leg against Rangers.


As a precautionary measure, the midfielder has been placed in quarantine for a week after somebody in his personal circle has tested positive for coronavirus.

"This procedure shows that our hygiene measures are working and that the players are sensitized to the important corona issue," said Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Völler in a statement and continued:

"Nadiem's behavior is exemplary and important. Particularly in view of the current increase in the number of infections in Germany, this is an example of a serious and responsible approach to the pandemic."

Leverkusen beat Rangers 3-1 away from home in the first last-16 game between the two sides.


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