Embolo to miss match over possible COVID-19 restrictions violation

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Dusseldorf (Germany), Jan. 19, 2021 Borussia Moenchengladbach have dropped forward Breel Embolo from the squad for Wednesday’s Bundesliga match against Werder Bremen over a possible violation of coronavirus restrictions.

Moenchengladbach said late Monday the decision was a precaution and that he could return to training after negative tests.

The club did not say what Embolo had done, but it was learnt that his data was taken by police in Essen when it ended a forbidden party in a bar.

Embolo confirmed on Instagram that police took his data.

But he added that it had happened in the flat of a colleague close to the bar where he had planned to watch basketball on TV.

“I wasn’t part of a party, that is wrong,” Embolo said, however admitting that going to the flat was also a mistake. “I shouldn’t have been there, it was a mistake.”

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