European Leagues

Bundesliga Preparing for Big Restart

The German Bundesliga will become the first major European league to restart since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus which halted football across virtually the entire planet.

After originally halting their league on March 12th, the relevant German authorities have given the go-ahead to allow the Bundesliga to resume, believing they have sufficiently contained the coronavirus pandemic.

As expected, the games will be played behind closed doors, with tight restrictions on the number of players, staff, officials, and press who will be allowed into the stadium.

However, some have expressed concerns about the league’s decision to restart so hastily, given the virus is yet to be contained in Germany, and cite the possible risks to players.

The league will restart on Saturday, with six games set to be played. The most notable of which is most certainly the ‘Revierderby’ between FC Schalke and Borussia Dortmund.

The other five matches see Hoffeinheim face Hertha Berlin, Ausburg host Wolfsburg, Dusseldorf host Panderborn, Borussia Monchengladbach travel to Frankfurt and RB Leipzig face SC Freiburg.

Bayern Munich currently leads the way on the standings, four points ahead of second-placed Dortmund and five behind RB Leipzig.