RB Salzburg around three weeks without an injured Okafor

RB Salzburg around three weeks without an injured Okafor

Football champion Red Bull Salzburg will have to do without offensive player Noah Okafor in the coming weeks. The 20-year-old Swiss, who had been waiting for a major breakthrough since his 11.2 million euro transfer to Salzburg a year earlier, tore his right muscle fiber during a warm-up for a league fight against Rapid (4: 2). gave. Weekend thigh adductor as well. Okafor will have to take a break for about three weeks, Salzburg confirmed on Tuesday.

In addition to Okafor and Seiko Koita and Mohamed Camara suspended on charges of doping, the Bulls are also missing injured all-rounder Bernardo in the second leg of the Europa League second leg on Thursday (6:55 pm / live PULS 4) in Villarreal. . Maximilian Vober ​​may be available again after his thigh problems. The central guard has not played any game since 27 January. Spain should therefore have defensive pairing Andre Ramalho and Albert Valky, who were suspended in the first leg (0: 2).

Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch called for a “better performance” than the first duel in any case. “We know that we can put Villarreal under pressure with an optimal performance and still make it,” American said. “More aggression and better game decisions are key to this.”

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