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REVEALED: Bundesliga return date following coronavirus suspension

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich celebrates with David Alaba and Alphonso Davies after he scores his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Chelsea FC and FC Bayern Muenchen

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Bundesliga are set to return on May 9, amid coronavirus pandemic.

The 36 clubs in the top two divisions decided to resume the league, which will be the first major European league to return, following suspension due to the COVID-19.

Matches will take place behind closed doors. A maximum of 322 people will be allowed in and around stadiums.

The final decision, however, will make the German Government and state health authorities.

The German football league (DFL) has estimated that 25,000 coronavirus tests at around £90 each will be needed to check each player on at least a weekly basis.

DFL CEO Christian Seifert said: “The Bundesliga is ready to resume, no matter whether on May 9 or a later date. But it’s not up to us to find a date. The political decision makers decide. We have not defined an exact date today. The fact that we are even able to think about resuming games underlines the performance of the German authorities.

“It would be presumptuous for the DFL to name an exact date for the restart. It’s not in our hands if we return or when. We have several options. If the signal comes in the next week that it can be May 9, then it will be May 9.”

The next national government conference is scheduled for April 30.

Source: Daily Mail

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