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Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller at FC Bayern with Corona

Dhe disillusionment after the gala came early on Saturday evening, almost at the best time in the Bundesliga. Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller tested positive for the corona virus – that was a classic mood killer for Bayern Munich the day after the finally convincing 4-0 (3-0) win against Bayer Leverkusen. Both players are symptom-free and in isolation, their return to the squad before the top game at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (6.30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and on Sky) is highly questionable.

Coach Julian Nagelsmann even allowed himself a little negligence in the morning in the best of moods. With a delay of seven minutes, he strolled completely relaxed onto the training ground, where his reservists had long been busy. After the end of the black series, several hundred fans, Nagelsmann and the Bayern bosses no longer had any reason to mope – until the announcement in the evening. The Bayern aces Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka had recently been hit by the national team.

The gala against a regrettably weak Leverkusen and the talk of the crisis was “a first step in the right direction,” said CEO Oliver Kahn. However, he emphasized that it was “well advised not to hang it too high”. Now it is a matter of “demonstrating this attitude game after game.” Match winner Jamal Musiala spoke of a “good sign” after four league games without a win. But “we can’t yet say whether the crisis is over,” he confessed. Only the next duels will provide information about this.

“His football IQ is really high”

On Tuesday (9 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Champions League and on DAZN) outsiders Pilsen are waiting, the next Bundesliga opponents are Dortmund and Freiburg, then it’s on to the Bayern Munich shock Augsburg in the cup. “A good game doesn’t mean that it’s all over now,” Musiala emphasized. “We have to keep going, bring the same energy, the same hunger.” The 19-year-old had set the tone. He set up the goals of Leroy Sane (3rd minute) and Sadio Mane (39th), in between he scored himself (17th) after a fine one-two with Müller, who made it 4-0 (84th).

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