German Bundesliga set to resume mid-May behind closed doors

The German Bundesliga returns as the government gives clubs the go-ahead to restart the 2019/20 season.

Bundesliga is set to restart the 2019/20 season, following a meeting held on Wednesday.

The German top-flight league was suspended in March to help control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic

However, clubs have returned to training  gradually, while following government guidelines on social distancing.

Players of each teams were compelled to undergo the COVID-19 test and so far 10 players in the league have tested positive for the coronavirus and have since been isolated from the rest.

“Today’s decision is good news for Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2. It is associated with a great responsibility for the clubs and their employees to implement the medical and organisational requirements in a disciplined manner. Said Christian Seifert [CEO Committee of DFL].

“Matches without stadium spectators are not an ideal solution for anyone. It added

“However, during this crisis, which threatens the existence of some clubs, it is the only option to preserve the leagues in their present form. Today I’d like to thank the decision-makers at the state and federal level for placing their confidence in us”

The DFL is still to agree on a definite date for the return of league games, but plans are underway for players to be ready mid-May.

Bayern Munich tops the Bundesliga table with 4 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund, after 25 rounds of matches.

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