Bundesliga soccer season scheduled to resume on May 16
The sports world is slowly coming back to life as another major sports league will be making their return from the coronavirus pandemic. The Bundesliga soccer league will return on May 16 as the German Football Association (DFL) has high hopes to complete the season by June 30 according to ESPN. Germany gave the go-ahead of the league to get started as an assembly with all 36 clubs of the two tiers agreed the first match will be played on May 16 to complete the season by June 30. This is huge news for bringing the sports world slowly back together as the KBO, UFC, and Nascar are some of the few leagues who have also started back up.
The Bundesliga was suspended on the eve of matchday 26 on March 13, as the DFL agreed to get the schedule going once again but with no fans. All games will be held without any fans as there is a ban on mass gatherings in Germany until August 31. For the Bundesliga May 16 match, it will be an exciting derby against Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04. With the two franchises having a long history of facing each other, this is a perfect matchup to get the Bundesliga going once again. Below is a full list of league matches surrounding the restart of the league.
SATURDAY, MAY 16
9:30 a.m. – Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke
9:30 a.m. – Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Paderborn
9:30 a.m. – RB Leipzig vs. Freiburg
9:30 a.m. – Hoffenheim vs. Hertha Berlin
9:30 a.m. – Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg
12:30 p.m. – Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Borussia Monchengladbach
SUNDAY, MAY 17
9:30 a.m. – Koln vs. Mainz
12 p.m. – Union Berlin vs. Bayern Munich
MONDAY, MAY 18
2:30 p.m. – Werder Bremen vs. Bayer Leverkusen
Even though the league might be coming back, DFL chief Christian Seifert noted that the league will be playing on parole and must exercise all safety precautions in order to continue to move on to another week.
“Everyone in the league must be aware that we are playing on parole and every match day is a chance to prove that we deserve the next one, We can’t relieve anyone of this responsibility, and I wish for everyone to fulfill this responsibility — just like thousands of other workers and employees do in other branches every day. If you do not have the virus, you can not spread the virus. And you must do all you can to avoid getting the virus.”
Last updated: Fri 8th May 2020