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Report: Niklas Süle’s COVID-19 test another false positive, status against BVB unclear

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SportBuzzer reports that at least one subsequent COVID-19 test has come back negative. Could Süle play against Dortmund after all?

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Bayern Munich center-back Niklas Süle tested positive for COVID-19 and entered isolation on Monday, but his status is now up in the air, as at least one subsequent test has come back negative. According to SportBuzzer, Süle appears to be the second false positive at Bayern after Serge Gnabry first tested positive and was subsequently cleared to play after missing only a few days.

SportBuzzer writes,

On Monday, FCB made the positive coronavirus test of defender Niklas Süle public. But according to SportBuzzer’s information, it has emerged that the German national player is not infected with the coronavirus at all. Süle’s first test was thus a false positive. At least one subsequent test of the 25-year-old produced a negative result. FCB declined to give a statement.

Süle missed Bayern Munich’s Champions League game against RB Salzburg on Tuesday, where Jerome Boateng and David Alaba played at center-back in his absence. Süle was also set to miss the first Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. His potential availability is unclear as of this writing.

At the least, a false positive would be a relief to Germany’s Joachim Löw, who faced the unsavory prospect of starting Antonio Rüdiger and Matthias Ginter at center-back in the upcoming international break, should Süle have to remain in quarantine.