By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
On the heels of Round 28 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, FC Bayern Munich and Panathinaikos OPAP announced positive results registered in the latest batch of COVID-19 tests. Both teams updated their coronavirus status on Sunday.
The German outlet, coming off a home loss to Olympiacos on Friday, noted that several teams members stretching from the coaching staff to the playing squad were found positive and were isolated. The home game versus Brose Bamberg in Germany’s easyCredit BBL Regular Season Round 23, follows later today (18:00 CET).
Panathinaikos confirmed a couple of positive cases among players ahead of Greece’s Stoiximan Basket League Regular Season Round 16 contest opposite Ionikos, scheduled to be held tomorrow, Monday (19:00 CET).
Looking into the EuroLeague schedule, it is unlikely to be affected by the latest COVID-19 crisis stemming from Germany and Greece. Bayern and Panathinaikos were initially set to collide with UNICS Kazan and Zenit Saint Petersburg in Round 29, but all games involving the three Russian teams, including CSKA Moscow, have been suspended as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing war.
After skipping next week’s action, Bayern is scheduled to return to action on March 15 aiming to improve on its current 12-13 record. The team coached by Andrea Trinchieri is set to visit Fenerbahce Beko in a rescheduled Round 26 contest. From Turkey to Italy with AX Armani Exchange Milan following three days later in Round 30.
Carrying a 7-19 W-L tally, the Greens will be back on March 17 to take on Greek rival Olympiacos at the Peace and Friendship Stadium.
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