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German Bundesliga to return May as govt finally gives go-ahead



The German Bundesliga is set to resume its suspended 2019-2020 football season in May after the German government gave its permission.

The topflight will return in the second half of the month as part of measured to further ease the coronavirus restrictions in effect in the country.

Matches in Germany’s top two divisions can take place without spectators, the government and the German Football League (DFL) agreed, with the DFL to decide the exact date to resume.

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Football in Germany had been put on hold since mid-March, no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic which has infected over 150,000 people in the country so far, leaving almost 6,300 people dead.

The majority of Bundesliga clubs have nine matches left to play in this campaign – Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen have 10 – with leaders Bayern Munich four points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second.

The French Ligue 1, the Belgian League and Dutch Eredivisie are the European domestic competitions that have been cancelled due to the pandemic.

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