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RB Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch tests positive for covid

The American head coach and the captain Peter Gulacsi will not be available for the UEFA Champions League game against Club Brugge having both tested positive.

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RB Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch tests positive for covid

RB Leipzig will go on the road to face Club Brugge on Wednesday for matchday 5 in the Group A game of the UEFA Champions League with the urgency to win if they want to qualify to the Europa League. Unfortunately, Jesse Marsch, RB Leipzig’s head coach, and captain, Peter Gulacsi will not be available because they tested positive for covid-19.

Both are fully vaccinated

Marsch and Gulacsi tested positive for coronavirus even though they are fully vaccinated, as are the entire team and coaching staff. This is going to be a tough game for the Bundesliga side because their strikers Yussuf Poulsen and Dani Olmo are both recovering from their injuries and didn’t make the trip to Belgium.

With Marsch out, the assistant coach Achim Beierlorzer will be in charge of the team in a crucial match against Club Brugge. RB Leipzig need a win and the three points to keep their hopes up to reach third place and qualify to the Europa League in the next round.

The Bundesliga side have not won a game in the group stage this campaign and they have accumulated one point so far. They need a road win in Belgium and then they need to defeat Premier League giants Manchester City on 7 December in the last game of the group stage.