Bundesliga: Empty stadium, silence greets players as Bundesliga becomes first major football league to resume amid COVID-19
From social distancing substitutes using airport stairs, to disinfected balls and a potential television audience of one billion, the Bundesliga enjoyed a chequered restart as the first major sports league to resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Axel Witsel scored with a stunning bicycle kick on his Dortmund home debut as his side roared back with a 4-1 win against RB Leipzig despite conceding after just 31 seconds.
Bosz's Dortmund have taken just three points from three draws in their eight league games since, dropping to seventh — out of the European places for the first time this season — following their latest defeat.
Japan international midfielder Shinji Kagawa has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2020, the German club said on Friday.
"It was a somewhat powerless feeling. We were told by text message by Uefa. They treated it as if a beer can had been thrown at the bus," Tuchel said.
Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has personnel problems to resolve as they prepare to host free-scoring Monaco in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg.
In one remarkable night in Dortmund, fans of both Borussia Dortmund (BVB) and Liverpool showed me what football can be. How football should always be. Not a sport that divides people and thrives on rivalries. But one that unites them and flourishes on mutual admiration.
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Finally any sport is as good as its fans. Watching a game at the stadium is worth it because of passionate crowds. Ticket prices should make it easier for the average middle-class kid to go to the stadium.