Union coach Fischer will miss Bayern clash after quarantine violation
SEDAN: Bundesliga giant assassins Union berlin will be without a head coach Urs Fischer for Sunday's home collision against Bayern Munich after he broke the team's quarantine after a family duel.
The Bundesliga becomes the first top European league to resume this weekend behind closed doors despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Guidelines for the restart of the first German flight include a one-week quarantine for each club, which Fischer broke Monday to join his family after his father-in-law died.
The Swiss plans to return to Berlin on Saturday, but will not join the team because it broke the guidelines of the German Football League (DFL), the club said on Friday.
All of our sympathy goes to the Fischer family at this difficult time, said Union President Dirk Zingler.
In preparation for Sunday's game, Fischer assistant coach Markus Hoffmann will take over Union and be on the bench for the match.
According to DFL guidelines, Fischer will only return to the team after two negative tests for the coronavirus.
Mid-table Union, in its first season in the top division, is a force to be reckoned with at home as it beat previous league leaders. Dortmund and Moenchengladbach this season.
However, the terraces of their east Berlin stadium will be empty on Sunday with Bayern looking to build their four-point lead in their bid to win an eighth consecutive league title.