Football Resumes in Germany after COVID19 lockdown!



The German bundesliga resumed after a two month suspension due to the corona virus pandemic. Although,there were concerns as to whether it was too early for any sporting activity to commence, the government gave the German Football association a green light and assured them that there would be no cause for alarm and everything would be back to normal as soon as possible.
Chancellor Angela Merkel finally gave the go-ahead to restart the season on May 6, 2020 after taking note of Germany’s dropping rate in new infections for COVID-19, though she made it clear that soccer was low down on her list of priorities.
There will be no children to accompany players onto the field; no contact between rivals in the tunnel before games;no handshakes with the referee or match officials; substitutes will have to wear masks and sit apart, and even goals in the empty stadiums will be sombre affairs — players have been warned to keep their emotions in check. Coaches will be permitted to remove their masks to shout instructions at their players – as long as they stay at least 1.5 metres (yards) away. Bundesliga teams will be allowed up to five subtitutions per match after the coronavirus stoppage, while teams will be relegated provided the season is completed, the German Football League (DFL) said on Thursday 14th of may,2020.
The first six games that were played on saturday has certainly boosted morale of all the football fans around the world. The German bundesliga remains the first major European football league to restart after their lockdown proceedings and may yet be a stepping stone for other leagues to use as a template for resumption as well.
The six (6) games that were played live in each of their venues were:

Eintracht Frankfurt vs M'gladbach

Borussia Dortmund vs Shalke 04

RB Leipzig vs Freiburg

Fortuna Düsseldorf vs Paderborn


Augsburg vs Wolfsburg
Football is life!

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