German League Set To Return Mid-May
The German Bundesliga is set to return on May 15 with the German government poised to agree on measures to further ease coronavirus restrictions.
It has been reported that measures to control the spread of the coronavirus will be eased in a teleconference with Chancellor Angela Merkel scheduled for Wednesday.
Germany has been more successful than other large European countries in slowing the spread of the virus – it estimates that every 100 carriers of the virus now infects only 74 others on average, well below the 100 mark where new restrictions must be imposed.
German clubs have been back in training since last month with restrictions ahead of a planned return to full training and then games this month.
The Bundesliga has been on pause since March, with nine games left to play for most clubs in the division.
The restart could look bizarre, with players facing the possibility of playing in masks and being told not to touch one another in scenarios such as celebrations – all while playing in front of eerily empty arenas.