Updated: May 16, 2020 4:28:50 am
Bundesliga 2020: Schedule, fixtures, restart date, timings, points table, teams and other details: Bundesliga is the first of Europe’s major leagues to resume after lockdown, albeit without crowds. Germany’s players were the first of Europe’s major leagues to return to training while observing social distancing rules. There were concerns when Cologne reported three positive results last week but crucially they continued training. Positive tests are expected to be treated as regular injuries, followed by a two-week absence. The German Football League (DFL) announced on Monday they had taken 1,724 tests on players and staff and 10 were positive for coronavirus.
Teams will go through to complete their matches. Players will be tested twice a week, three-team buses will be used for social distancing, players will enter the field separately and there will be no handshakes. Here are all the key details —
When does the Bundesliga restart?
Germany’s top division will resume on Saturday, May 16, following a two-month shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Each team has nine or 10 league matches to play in order to complete the season.
Where are the games being played?
Unlike Premier League proposals to use neutral venues, Bundesliga teams will play matches at the home team’s stadium as normal. They will be behind closed doors, of course.
What are the Bundesliga opening weekend fixtures?
Saturday, May 16:
Dortmund v Schalke (7 PM)
RB Leipzig v Freiburg (7 PM)
Hoffenheim v Hertha Berlin (7 PM)
Dusseldorf v Paderborn (7 PM)
Augsburg v Wolfsburg (7 PM)
Frankfurt v Monchengladbach (10 PM)
Sunday, May 17:
FC Köln v Mainz (7 PM)
Union Berlin v Bayern Munich (9:30 PM)
Tuesday, May 19:
Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen (12 AM)
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