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Gladbach strike Embolo from squad ahead of Bremen

By Peter Vice

Details remain sketchy after a Monday press conference. Borussia Mönchengladbach nevertheless confirmed that Breel Embolo will not be available for Tuesday's league fixture against Bremen. 

Breel Embolo.
Breel Embolo.Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach

The official word from the club holds that 24-year-old Swiss international Breel Embolo "may have violated a protective corona-related protocol" and "will not be allowed to train with the team again until he presents negative corona tests." No further information was offered, other than a confirmation that Embolo would not be available for selection in the upcoming fixture.


Embolo recently underwent hand surgery and was considered a doubt for the round 16 fixture against VfB Stuttgart. It came as something of a surprise to many when his name appeared on the team sheet of the starting XI on Saturday. Embolo did not have an especially strong match; something his trainer Marco Rose attributed to effects related to the surgery.

"Breel was clearly tired after undergoing general anesthesia," Rose conceded on Monday, "we underestimated that."

Rose also speak on the play of separate actors Denis Zakaria and Christoph Kramer during the Monday presser. He acknowledged that both displayed signs of fatigue and hinted that both "may be in need of a break."

The returning Alassné Plea, used as a substitute against Stuttgart, was also discussed. Used as a substitute against Stuttgart, Rose cautioned that "we must continue to be careful with him."

Rose declined to commit to any specific rotations in front of the press.


Gladbach
(4-2-3-1)
1Yann Sommer (C)
18Stefan Lainer
28Matthias Ginter
30Nico Elvedi
17Oscar Wendt ↩74
6Christoph Kramer
32Florian Neuhaus ↩59
7Patrick Herrmann ↩59
11Hannes Wolf ↩85
23Jonas Hofmann
14Alassane Pléa ↩74
Bench
21Tobias Sippel
16Ibrahima Traoré
3Michael Lang
15Louis Beyer
24Tony Jantschke ↪85
25Ramy Bensebaini ↪74
8Denis Zakaria ↪74
13Lars Stindl ↪59
22László Bénes ↪59
Bremen
(3-5-2)
1Jiří Pavlenka
13Milos Veljkovic
21Ömer Toprak ↩56
32Marco Friedl
23Theodor Gebre Selassie (C)
35Maximilian Eggestein
6Kevin Möhwald ↩82
34Jean-Manuel Mbom ↩82
17Felix Agu
19Joshua Sargent ↩74
20Romano Schmid ↩74
Bench
27Stefanos Kapino
8Yūya Ōsako ↪82
9Davie Selke ↪74
43Eren Dinkci
18Niklas Moisander ↪56
7Milot Rashica ↪74
10Leonardo Bittencourt ↪82
22Tahith Chong
28Ilia Gruev

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