Only a few diehard football fans showed up outside promoted Union Berlin's stadium and were quickly made to move on by a strong police presence.
Relief, uneasiness and a hunt for normalcy amidst a pandemic as Bundesliga restarts after 66 days with 'ghost games'
Bundesliga resumes after over two months of a coronavirus pandemic enforced break in the middle of the season.
Germany’s Bundesliga will attract legions of new armchair fans around the world this weekend when it becomes the first of Europe’s major football leagues to resume after a two-month shutdown due to the coronavirus.
Bundesliga: All eyes on Germany as football gets going once again with Bayern Munich chasing eighth straight title
Players have been told not to spit, celebrate in groups, or touch hands with team mates, while some Bundesliga clubs will use music and cardboard cutouts of fans to enhance the atmosphere at matches.
The Bundesliga would be the first of the five major European domestic football leagues to resume play after a stoppage which has seen almost all football put on hold around the world since mid-March.
Bundesliga: RB Leipzig ease past Werder Bremen to reclaim top spot; Hertha Berlin begin post-Jurgen Klinsmann era with win
Leipzig used set pieces to great effect against Bremen, which endured its fourth straight league defeat. Lukas Klostermann opened the scoring in the 18th minute after Patrik Schick helped on a free kick, and Dani Olmo set up Schick for the second goal off a corner in the 39th.
Bundesliga: Jurgen Klinsmann defends abrupt resignation Hertha Berlin, suggests power struggle at club
Klinsmann has defended his abrupt resignation as Hertha Berlin coach and suggested that cultural differences and a power struggle were behind his decision to quit after just nine Bundesliga games
Bundesliga: Thomas Müller, Ivan Perisic on target as Bayern Munich run riot against Hertha Berlin in one-sided contest
Jürgen Klinsmann endured an unhappy reunion with Bayern Munich as his former protégé Thomas Müller started a 4-0 Bundesliga rout of his Hertha Berlin team.
Bundesliga: Michael Gregoritsch inspires Schalke to morale-boosting win over Borussia Monchengladbach on debut
In the Bundesliga's first game of 2020 after the winter break, Gladbach's defense was frequently overwhelmed by host Schalke's rapid team moves, especially on the counterattack.
Bundesliga: Patrick Herrmann's brace powers Borussia Monchengladbach to emphatic victory over Werder Bremen, extend stay at top
Borussia Monchengladbach maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday as Patrick Herrmann scored twice in an emphatic 3-1 home win over Werder Bremen.
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confident Robert Lewandowski could break league's scoring record
Robert Lewandowski has now scored in all of Bayern's Champions League and Bundesliga games this season, but needs surgery for a groin injury.
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich defender Niklas Suele sidelined for months after suffering knee injury during Augsburg clash
Suele suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage in his left knee during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Augsburg. The 24-year-old limped off the field and later left the stadium on crutches.
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich suffers first defeat after Hoffenheim's Sargis Adamyan scores brace; FC Koln forces Schalke for draw
Bayern keep first place in the table only on goal difference ahead of RB Leipzig, Freiburg, Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen, with the top five teams all on 14 points.
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund aim to rediscover 'killer instinct' ahead of clash against third-placed Freiburg
Back-to-back draws against mid-table teams Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen -- having been ahead on both occasions -- left Dortmund eighth in the table.
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski pens new contract to extend stay with club till 2023
Lewandowski, reportedly one of Bayern's highest paid stars on €15 million ($16.6m) per season, will be approaching his 35th birthday by the time his new contract expires in June 2023.
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich target Timo Werner extends contract with RB Leipzig, set to stay with club till 2023
Werner had previously held firm against all new contract offers, and openly hinted at his interest in a move to Munich last season.
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich complete signing of French midfielder Mickael Cuisance from rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach
Bayern had announced on Friday evening that Cuisance, 20, had undergone a medical in Munich. Gladbach confirmed on Saturday that the transfer was complete.