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Bundesliga moves restart from May 15 to following day

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has granted permission for the Bundesliga to resume behind closed doors with strict hygiene measures, plus regular testing of players and backroom staff.

football Updated: May 07, 2020 18:43 IST
Press Trust of India
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General view of a match ball during the warm up before the match that will be played behind closed while the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world.
General view of a match ball during the warm up before the match that will be played behind closed while the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world.(REUTERS)

The German league announced Thursday it has pushed back the planned restart of the Bundesliga from Friday, May 15, until the following day.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has granted permission for the Bundesliga to resume behind closed doors with strict hygiene measures, plus regular testing of players and backroom staff.

Christian Seifert, CEO of the German Football League (DFL), confirmed on Thursday that matches will resume on Saturday, May 16.Second-placed Borussia Dortmund host arch rivals Schalke in the Ruhr derby in the pick of the matches on the first day back.

Defending champions Bayern Munich, who sit four points clear of Dortmund, will travel to face Union Berlin on the Sunday.

The Bundesliga will be the first of Europe’s top leagues to restart since the coronavirus pandemic forced lockdown measures across the continent.

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