The 26th round of Bundesliga fixtures, including Bayern Munich’s trip to Union Berlin, have been postponed, the DFL has confirmed.
This weekend’s Bundesliga fixtures have all been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The growing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 have led to Serie A, LaLiga, Ligue 1 and the Premier League all suspending their seasons.
Despite the executive committee of the league (DFL) suggesting the Bundesliga follow suit, fixtures such as Bayern Munich’s trip to Union Berlin and the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, were still scheduled to take place behind closed doors.
However, following criticism from Bayern midfielder Thiago Alcantara, the DFL said it was postponing games due to “new infections and corresponding suspected cases in direct connection with the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga”.
The clubs will meet on Monday to discuss further postponements, with the DFL suggesting the Bundesliga should be halted until April 2.
Defender Timo Hubers, who plays for 2. Bundesliga side Hannover, was one of the first players to test positive for coronavirus earlier this week.
Nurnberg, who lost 3-0 to Hannover – a game in which Hubers scored, revealed their whole team and coaching staff had gone into quarantine as a result of Fabian Nurnberger also contracting COVID-19.
This round of Bundesliga fixtures was due to begin with Paderborn’s trip to Fortuna Dusseldorf on Friday. However, just hours before that fixture, Paderborn were awaiting coronavirus test results on their players after reporting coach Steffen Baumgart did not have the illness.
The fact Bundesliga fixtures were due to take place, albeit behind closed doors, had been criticised by Bayern star Thiago.
He wrote in a tweet: “This is crazy. Please stop fooling around and land on reality. Let’s be honest, there are much more important priorities than any sport.”
The DFL said it was their intention to finish the domestic campaigns later in the year “because an early end of the season could have existential consequences for some clubs”.
MERCATO: APEJES place deux joueurs en AUTRICHE
Il s’agit de KEKOH NDIFOR ET MISSI TOMP PHOENIX qui viennent de s’engager pour le club ADMIRA WACKER.
Léon Aimé ZANG, l un des meilleurs formateurs de l heure au Cameroun à encore de frapper.
Il vient de placer deux joueurs en première division Autrichienne dans le club Admira .
Les deux ont paraphé chacun un contrat de 3ans avec ce club mythique Autrichien.
Après avoir transféré Oum Gouet en Autriche dans le club Altach il ya deux ans, voici à nous 2 joueurs de Apejes de Mfou qui arrivent en Autriche.
Une constance qui prouve que son staff technique fait progresser permanent les joueurs.
Chapeau à AIMÉ LEON ZANG qui oeuvre pour la progression des footballeurs CAMEROUNAIS.
Bundesliga: Leroy Sane Returns Home And Signs A 5 Years Deal With Bayern Munich
By Elvis Kang Sports Writer, Cameroon
The German international Leroy Sane returns home and signed 5 years deal with the Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich this Friday 3 July 2020 after a contract talks between him and the management of Manchester city failed to push through
According to Sky Sports and the BBC, the Bundesliga champions did not give the transfer fee, Bayern and City agreed on a fee of £54.8 million. But German daily Bild claim the fee is around 50 million euros.
The 24-year-old spent four years at City, winning two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two League Cups, and two Community Shields, but European success eluded him.
His transfer became an open secret as Guardiola revealed earlier this week that Sane was likely to leave after rejecting a new contract offer with a year left on his existing deal at City.
Sane scored 39 goals in 135 appearances in all competitions for City after joining from Bundesliga club Schalke in 2016.
His arrival on Wednesday in Bavaria was much hyped with reporters at Munich airport using smartphones to film the landing of a private jet from England before Sane was whisked away for his medical.
Leroy Sane now targeted Champions League glory with Bayern Munich after joining the Bundesliga giants from Manchester City
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) July 3, 2020
It should be noted that He is not eligible to feature in this Saturday’s German Cup final against Bayer Leverkusen in Berlin but will start preparing for the 2020/21 season next week, the club has said.
Sane has 21 caps and five goals for Germany but was a shock omission from the squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia when the holders bowed out in the group stage.
Sane is Bayern’s third new signing for next season alongside French teenage defender Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi from Paris Saint-Germain and goalkeeper Alexander Nuebel from Schalke, both of which were free transfers.
Bundesliga: substitutes no longer required to wear a mask
Jonathan Tah (Leverkusen) can drop the mask off the edge of the field. (Ulrich Hufna / Eibner-Pressefoto / EXPA / Presse Sports)
The German League and Federation have announced a relaxation of certain rules adopted against the coronavirus.
Substitutes, staff members as well as members of the club delegations in the stands are no longer required to wear the mask, “on condition of respecting a distance of 1.5 meters between people” .
The new rules come into force this weekend and concern the Bundesliga, the Second and the Third Division as well as the Women’s Championship and the German Cup finals.
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