Bundesliga Could Reinstate On May With 126 Attendance
The Bundesliga German league could restart on 9th of May,without much public attendance ,after the break caused by the pandemic Covid-19,as reported on Friday by the Bild newspaper.
According to the publication, this date is “more likely” than that of May 2, which had also been considered in a recent consensus among the directors of the German Football League (DFL), the organization in charge of making this decision.
“At the moment, these are just plans that depend on many external factors,” a DFL spokesperson told Bild.
Previously, it had been reported that the DFL was considering resuming the season with closed-door games that could only be attended by 126 people, including players, technical and health personnel, four ball boys, security officials, representatives of each team and 30 journalists.
The Bundesliga, which includes the first and second divisions of German soccer, is officially suspended until at least April 30.
The German third league, managed by the German Football Federation (DFB) is considering resuming matches on May 16, also with the stands empty for health security reasons.
DFB President Fritz Keller expressed on Thursday his belief that the pandemic will bring a wave of bankruptcies in German professional football, including in the first league.
Germany is one of the countries with the highest number of coronavirus infections, with 113,525 confirmed cases (5,323 new in the last 24 hours) and 2,373 fatalities, according to figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the country’s competent center for epidemiology.
It was reported that some bundesliga teams have resumed training to keep fit before its league restart ,Bayern Munich is currently leading the bundesliga chart ,with four points ahead of closest rival Borrusia Dortmund .