A heavy host of Bundesliga action returns this weekend with Bayern, Borussia and Leverkusen all in the mix after two months of suspension.
BT Sport for UK viewers will host German football’s top division as it pioneers the breakthrough in bringing the beautiful game back, with it being the first major European league to return.
The Bundesliga’s last fixtures were on March 11th and the English Premier League’s last fixture was on Monday the 9th of March when Leicester thumped Aston Villa 4-0 at home.
The restart in Germany will hopefully show world authorities such as FIFA and UEFA and individual governments that the season can be concluded safely amidst the Covid-19 pandemic which looks to be waivering.
All matches will be resumed behind closed doors with team’s players and staff having been isolated for seven days, staying in hotels away from their families and tested regularly for COVID-19.
The stadium and the streets surrounding will be cordoned off by police in a strict focus on safety and to be able to get the season’s finished.
Authorities have warned teams that if fans gather outside the stadium, the match will be immediately abandoned and heavy fines imposed and more suspensions to games played.
Most teams in the Bundesliga have 9 games left to play with Bayern Munich 4 points clear of rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Games start today at 14.30pm UK time (15.30pm Spain time).
The UK broadcasting rights to the Bundesliga are held by BT Sport, who have confirmed that they will be showing the games on their channels.
Sky, Virgin or BT TV customers can add sport to their subscription package for an additional monthly charge.