The Corona Virus pandemic has brought everything to a standstill. However, countries like Germany that succeeded in flattening the curve are gradually reopening business. This is good news, especially for football lovers.
Bundesliga is scheduled to resume on May 16 albeit behind closed doors. This will go into the record as the first European League to resume following the coronavirus shut down a couple of weeks ago.
Notable games will be the champions Bayern Munich who will travel to Union Berlin on Sunday. The opening day, May 16 with see a tantalizing derby between Schalke and Borussia Dortmund.
Frankly, any live football from top-flight leagues now will be tantalizing. It has been ‘ages’ since we last saw a game and would love to watch almost anything.
According to the German Football Association, the games will resume and take place under strict health regulations. The most notable is the fact that there won’t be any fans in the stadiums and all players will have to undergo Covid-19 testing.
A typical game will have around 300 people in and around the stadium. This will include staff, officials, and definitely the players.
Bundesliga Matches to Look Forward to
Saturday 16 May
- Augsburg v Wolfsburg
- Borussia Dortmund v Schalke
- Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Monchengladbach
- Fortuna Dusseldorf v Paderborn
- Hoffenheim v Hertha Berlin
- RB Leipzig v Freiburg
Sunday 17 May
- Cologne v Mainz
- Union Berlin v Bayern Munich
Monday 18 May
- Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen
Of cause, things might change depending on test outcomes and other policies instigated by the German government. If the fixtures remain, I will honestly follow up on as many matches as possible no matter who is playing. The football draught has taught me too much to pass on a game just because the teams playing aren’t top-flight contenders.