Bundesliga club 1. FC Union Berlin is hoping for central defender Diogo Leite to return as soon as possible. Due to illness, the 24-year-old Portuguese was absent from the league duel with FC Schalke 04 (0-0) in the Iron Team squad on Sunday. “I don’t know the latest either,” said Union coach Urs Fischer after Sunday’s game. The medical department is in contact with the defender.

He hopes that Leite will be fit again on Thursday for the Europa League game against Ajax Amsterdam (9 p.m. / RTL), emphasized Fischer. Timo Baumgartl took over the leading role in the Union defense against Schalke. It was the first assignment this year for the 26-year-old.

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