Borussia Dortmund: The fans of Mainz 05 left the field with a bitter taste on March 8 due to the draw in the last minutes of Fortuna Düsseldorf that prevented them from moving away definitively from the Bundesliga relegation zone.
Borussia Dortmund: None of the fans that day suspected that the duel for permanence would be the last meeting of German football until May 16 , the day marked for the return of the League after more than two months stopped by the coronavirus pandemic .
The German domestic competition will be the first of the big leagues. Where the ball will roll again thanks to the good work of the country’s Government in containing the virus. After resuming training at the beginning of April. First in small groups and finally collectively. The teams will return to compete in empty stadiums at the point where they left it. On match day 26, with nine games to go. The days before the restart. The teams have remained isolated in hotels to avoid contagions that cut short the return.
Bayern Munich (official site)
The Bayern Munich, Bundesliga leaders fully released before the break. Unbeaten even in 2020 with a single draw against Red Bull Leipzig. Check Sunday in the field of the Union Berlin (18h / Movistar +). How you have sat this unexpected and long break. The Bavarians were one of the fittest teams in Europe before the pandemic. And now they will have to defend the privileged position without a competition rhythm. Acircumstance that the other teams will also have to deal with. The greater number of injuries and fatigue due to inactivity could be decisive in the outcome of the season.
Borussia Dortmund (Official site)
The main rival of the Munich team for the title, Borussia Dortmund . Will try to take advantage of this restart of the competition to change the dynamics. And cut the four points that separate them from the lead in a final stretch with many unknowns. However, to start with, they will have a tough encounter this Saturday with the derby against Schalke 04 (15.30 / Movistar Champions League). A team that in sixth place closes the places of access to the Europa League.
One of the attractions of the game in an empty Signal Iduna Park will be to see. If the young striker Erling Haaland . One of the sensations of European football at the beginning of the year. The author of 11 goals in 10 games with the Germans, keeps the scoring nose intact .
The other candidates to snatch the title from Bayern. Who also close the Champions League area are Red Bull Leipzig and Borussia Mönchengladbach . Five and six points respectively from the Hansi Flick team. The energy drink team will resume the League at home against Freiburg this Saturday (3.30pm / Movistar #Vamos and the Champions League1). While Gladbach will return a few hours later to green at the Eintracht field in Frankfurt (6.30pm / Movistar Champions League).
The other team in the noble zone of the table Bayer Leverkusen in fifth position. Eight points behind Bayern will close the day on Monday at home. Against Werder Bremen (20.30 / Movistar Champions League). Penultimate ranked, who needs victory to continue fighting for salvation. The verdiblancos, six points from the permanence have one game less than the rest. Who will soon play against Eintracht in Frankfurt.
One of the attractions of Borussia Dortmund – Schalke 04 will be to see if the young striker Erling Haaland keeps the scoring nose intact
The most dramatic duel of the day will be the one that faces Fortuna Dusseldorf. Against the bottom team Padeborn on Saturday (3.30pm). Which in this strange restart. Marked by innumerable doubts. That will play the last train of permanence against a direct rival. Currently in the penultimate position the promotion of descent.
Augsburg and Mainz 05, the others involved in the fight for salvation. Although with a mattress of five and four points on the promotion square. It will play at home against Wolfsburg on Saturday (3.30pm). And on Sunday at home against to Colonia (3.30pm / Movistar Champions League) respectively. The fight for permanence, for access to European competitions. And for the title of the Bundesliga will restart this weekend. Soccer and footballers. Although in an unprecedented way. It will once again be the focus of the spotlight in Germany after months with a single protagonist the coronavirus.