Lea Schüller has “only slight symptoms”, reports the DFB, but they have noticeable consequences. Due to her positive corona test, the attacker was immediately isolated. When she can and may return to the German EM squad is uncertain.

Without goal guarantor Lea Schüller, the German soccer players have to contest the European Championship hit against Spain. The positive corona test of the 24-year-old striker superimposed the preparation for the second group game of the team of national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg and dampened the anticipation. Nevertheless, the DFB women want to continue advertising their sport at the long-desired prime time – and take a giant step towards the quarter-finals.

“The attacker from FC Bayern Munich only feels slight symptoms. She was immediately isolated,” said the DFB before the game between the two title candidates on Tuesday (9 p.m. / ARD, DAZN and in the live ticker on ntv.de) at the Brentford Community Stadium . A return to the European Championship tournament will be decided depending on the course, according to the medical requirements and in close consultation with UEFA.

Schüller scored a goal in the inspiring 4-0 start against Denmark – and is actually set. The top scorer in the Bundesliga last season has scored 26 goals in 40 international matches so far. The first alternatives as strikers are captain Alexandra Popp from VfL Wolfsburg and Laura Freigang from Frankfurt.

With a win against Spain, the DFB women would not only be almost certain to progress, but first place would also be within reach. As group leaders, they, who still meet Finland on Saturday, could also play their quarter-final game in London’s Brentford district and would not have to change quarters. And they could potentially avoid hosts England, Group A favourites.

However, the Spanish team has been undefeated for 24 games, didn’t concede a single goal in nine games in 2021, but has never won against Germany – and yet they go into the match at the Brentford Community Stadium with a big handicap: On the way to the hoped-for first international title World footballer Alexia Putellas (torn cruciate ligament) and record goalscorer Jennifer Hermoso (internal ligament injury), who scored 45 goals in 91 games, are missing.