Fungal infection hits Bayern’s pitch

FC Bayern München have taken measures to relay their pitch at the Allianz Arena following a fungal infection which has destroyed the playing surface.

Bayern have confirmed that a new pitch will be laid during the course of next week as the club are away to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

In addition, the German giants have confirmed that natural grass will be used to replace the previous hybrid grass that was in place.

The hybrid variety is natural grass which is reinforced with synthetic fibres. Nonetheless, it has become infected and is seemingly making it more difficult for Bayern to play their preferred brand of carpet football.

A statement on the club’s official website confirmed the measures that are going to be put in place to replace the current turf.

It said,”Analysis has shown that the damage from a fungal infection is now so bad that the surface needs to be completely replaced.

“A decision has been taken to move away from hybrid grass and now use natural grass. The old turf will be torn up next week and the undersoil will be set up. The new pitch will be rolled out on Wednesday and Thursday.

“Bayern will be able to play on a fresh new pitch for their next home game against Koln on Saturday (1 October).”

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