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Schalke 04 A. Harit (6)
Hertha BSC D. Boyata (19), J. Ngankam (74), D. Lukebakio (89)

Schalke nixes training after positive COVID test, midweek fixture against Hertha uncertain

By Peter Vice

A match already postponed by COVID issues may be suspended again after FC Schalke 04 canceled its training session on Monday. As the players prepared to enter the club facility on Monday, one player returned a positive rapid corona PCR tests. 

According the the club's own information, all other players and staff tested negative. Another round of testing is scheduled for tomorrow. 

Further information as to whether Wednesday's scheduled make-up match against Hertha BSC will be allowed to proceed as scheduled will come Tuesday at noon. 

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Photo: Michael Welsing, CC BY-SA 2.0

At this time, it is unclear as to whether the round 31 make-up fixture between Hertha BSC and FC Schalke 04 will be played on Wednesday. A player not named has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, causing the club to send all of its licensed professionals home on Monday. 

The club's website was quick to point out that this was a precautionary measure and that all other players and staff returned negative PCR tests. In order to assess how widespread the threat may be, everyone will take another test tomorrow morning. 

The Gelsenkirchen club has scheduled its next major announcement concerning the matter for Tuesday at noon. If further tests come up positive, the match may be postponed. Team doctor and hygiene officer Dr. Patrick Ingelfinger will oversee the tests and work with local health authorities on how to proceed. 

Schalke 04
1Ralf Fährmann
30Shkodran Mustafi
26Salif Sané
24Bastian Oczipka
41Florian Flick
31Timo Becker ↩90
36Blendi Idrizi ↩77
25Amine Harit
20Sead Kolašinac (C)
21Klaas-Jan Huntelaar ↩77
43Matthew Hoppe
23Frederik Rønnow
9Benito Raman ↪77
18Gonçalo Paciência ↪90
22Steven Skrzybski ↪77
2Kilian Ludewig
19Brooklyn Ezeh
49Vasíleios Pavlídis
28Alessandro Schöpf
Hertha BSC
1Alexander Schwolow
2Peter Pekarík
20Dedryck Boyata (C)
14Omar Alderete
21Marvin Plattenhardt
6Vladimír Darida ↩58
29Lucas Tousart
7Mathew Leckie ↩58
16Javairô Dilrosun ↩76
24Nemanja Radonjić ↩89
9Krzysztof Piątek ↩58
12Nils-Jonathan Körber
11Dodi Lukebakio ↪58
27Jessic Ngankam ↪58
5Niklas Stark
25Jordan Torunarigha ↪89
42Deyovaisio Zeefuik
18Santiago Ascacíbar ↪58
23Eduard Löwen
40Jonas Michelbrink ↪76

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