Bayern Munich have officially confirmed that Benjamin Pavard has tested positive for coronavirus. He is currently isolating at home and will be sidelined for 14 days, in accordance with rules.
An official statement from the club read: “Benjamin Pavard, 24, has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is in quarantine at home. The defender is doing well.”
Benjamin Pavard, 24, has tested positive for coronavirus. He is currently self isolating at home. The defender is doing well. pic.twitter.com/kCb6QrdQpr
— 🏆🏆🏆FC Bayern English🏆🏆🏆 (@FCBayernEN) February 18, 2021
The news comes two weeks after Thomas Muller tested positive for COVID-19 while in Qatar for the FIFA Club World Cup. He was forced to miss the final, which Bayern won, along with Leon Goretzka and Javi Martinez, who tested positive before the team left Munich.
Unbeaten in nine with Pavard
Hansi Flick’s side are unbeaten in nine games with Pavard in the starting XI this season. They have won seven of those, and have conceded just eight goals.
The French World Cup winner scored the only goal in the Club World Cup final, which saw Bayern make history by becoming only the second team to win a ‘sextuple’.
Flick’s side are up against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday, before taking on Lazio in the Champions League on February 23.
Everyone at fcbinside wishes Benjamin Pavard a speedy recovery!