Werder hit by positive COVID-19 test ahead of Wolfsburg clash

Wolfsburg – Bremen

Germany: Bundesliga


By Rune Gjerulff

Romano Schmid has tested positive for COVID-19 and will therefore miss Werder Bremen’s clash with Wolfsburg.

Werder Bremen will be without Romano Schmid for their Bundesliga opener against Wolfsburg tomorrow.

‘The Green Whites’ have announced today that the midfielder will miss the game due to a positive COVID-19 test.

“This is bitter for us, especially because Romano has had a good pre-season and was in good shape. He is showing symptoms at the moment, but we hope he can rejoin the team as soon as possible,” said head coach Ole Werner.

New signing Jens Stage is expected to replace Schmid in the starting eleven, with the Dane set to make his Bundesliga debut following his summer transfer from FC Copenhagen.

Predicted lineups
Final lineups are posted before start.


DFB Pokal
Carl Zeiss Jena – Wolfsburg 0-1
1 K. Casteels (C)
3 S. Bornauw
4 M. Lacroix ↪65
5 M. van de Ven
20 R. Baku
32 M. Svanberg ↪78
39 P. Wimmer
33 O. Marmoush
7 L. Waldschmidt ↪46
23 J. Wind ↪65
10 L. Nmecha
12 P. Pervan
30 N. Klinger
21 B. Bialek
2 K. Fischer
14 J. Brekalo ↩46
16 J. Kamiński ↩65
29 J. Guilavogui ↩65
38 B. Franjić ↩78
40 K. Paredes

DFB Pokal
Cottbus – Bremen 1-2
1 J. Pavlenka
5 A. Pieper
13 M. Veljkovic
32 M. Friedl (C)
26 L. Buchanan ↪78
8 M. Weiser
20 R. Schmid ↪90
36 C. Groß
10 L. Bittencourt ↪70
11 N. Füllkrug
7 M. Ducksch ↪90
30 M. Zetterer
9 O. Burke ↩90
3 A. Jung ↩78
27 F. Agu
39 F. Cristian Chiarodia
6 J. Stage ↩70
22 N. Schmidt
23 N. Rapp ↩90
28 I. Gruev

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