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Leipzig supervisor, captain to miss Brugge clash due to COVID

Nov 23 (Reuters) – RB Leipzig head coach Jesse Marsch plus captain and goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi will miss Wednesday’s Champions League journey to Club Brugge after testing constructive for COVID-19, the Bundesliga membership stated on Tuesday.

Assistant coach Marco Kurth can even not journey to Belgium following a constructive case in his fast household, with second assistant Achim Beierlorzer set to lead the aspect in his absence.

“Jesse Marsch and Peter Gulacsi’s positive tests come despite all first-team players and staff being either fully vaccinated or recovered, thus complying with the 2G rule,” Leipzig stated in a statement.

“In addition to this, RB Leipzig have followed the 2G-plus rule (fully vaccinated or recovered, and proof of a negative test) for some time in regard to contact with the first team, and will soon begin carrying out booster vaccinations.”

Leipzig, who’re backside of Group A with one level from 4 video games, are already out of rivalry for the knockout phases. Brugge are on 4 factors, 4 behind Paris St Germain in second and 5 drift of leaders Manchester City.

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Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group A - RB Leipzig v Paris St Germain - Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany - November 3, 2021 RB Leipzig's Perter Gulacsi with coach Jesse Marsch after the match REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

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