Bundesliga return this month confirmed in boost to Premier League restart hopes

Bundesliga return this month confirmed in boost to Premier League restart hopes

Bundesliga football has been given the green light to return later this month after Angela Merkel signed off the restart of the German top-flight. Matches have been suspended since the middle of March, but now fixtures could resume in two weeks behind closed doors.

Clubs will meet again tomorrow, to discuss a possible restart start.

As part of the restart’s conditions, clubs will have to oversee a two-week period of isolation to minimise the threat of an outbreak amongst players and staff

It was confirmed on Monday that 1724 tests had already been carried out across the top two tiers of German football.

Ten of those came back positive including three players from Bundesliga 2 side Erzgebirge Aue.

The whole squad have since been forced to isolate for two weeks.

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The players have been back in training since April and have been waiting on a decision from the government.

Plans had initially been drawn up for a return this weekend (May 9) but talks were held back amid fears that the restart may be too soon.

At the top of the table it is all to play for with Bayern Munich currently at the summit with 55 points.

Borussia Dortmund are in second with 51 points, but have been rejuvenated after the winter break following the arrival of Erling Braut Haaland.

RB Leipzig also remain in contention on 50 points with Borussia Monchengladbach in fourth on 49 points.

Premier League chiefs may feel at ease knowing that they are not the first league to return to action.

Mid-June is being targeted for a potential return but any final call will ultimately rest with the government.

Both Holland and France have decided to terminate their season but there has been some backlash from several clubs who have threatened legal action.

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Published at Wed, 06 May 2020 14:40:00 +0000