The most popular League in the world will start with a game behind closed doors due to the pandemic: the owner of the Triple Crown receives Schalke this Friday.
Bayern Munich, winner of the last eight editions of the Bundesliga and current champion of the Champions League, will be home to Schalke in the opening match of the 58th Bundesliga season. In short, the great candidate against one of those who intends to fight.
The game will be played this Friday from 3:30 p.m. (Argentina time) at the Allianz Arena stadium, behind closed doors for the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite the fact that Until 24 hours ago there was speculation about the possibility of allowing the entry of 7,500 fans, something that was finally ruled out due to the increase in positive cases in the Bavarian capital.
More than 2,100 new positives were detected on that day, with a very high percentage in Bavaria (800 cases), which forced those responsible to adopt this measure after the announcement made just two days ago by the government. In the most popular League in the world, empty stands will start.
Anyway it would be an exception to the rule since the announcement was not extended to other matches on the first date of the German championship, which was the first to resume in times of pandemic.
Bundesliga 2020/2021 will have the presence of six Argentine footballers: Exequiel Palacios and Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen), David Abraham (Eintracht Frankfurt), Santiago Ascacibar (Hertha Berlin), Mateo Klimowicz and Nicolás González (Stuttgart).
The competition will feature 18 teams, the first four will play the group stage of the Champions 2021/2022, the fifth and sixth will go to the group stage of the Europa League and the seventh to the second round of the Europa League.
As for the positions at the bottom of the table, the 16th. the Promotion will play with a second team and the last two will be relegated.
Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga 29 times, followed far behind by Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach with five, Werder Bremen with four, Hamburg and Stuttgart with three, Cologne and Kaiserslautern with two and TSV Munich, Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt and Nuremberg with one.
Interviewed by the organization, defender Abraham shared his impressions of the Bundesliga: “It’s incredible. Amazing from the moment i arrived. My first game was here: Hoffenheim vs Frankfurt. I was on the bench and I saw how the rostrum got up and shouted and I felt very comfortable, like in Argentina. Seeing the crowded stands, the fans always stood up. What does the Bundesliga mean? What does soccer mean in Germany? I have to say that I did not expect it, as an Argentine one would expect to watch more Spanish or Italian football, but now there are more TV and more games on TV, it is well known that German fans are crazy. My friends are always seeing things about fans on the internet and they are struck by how crazy the fans are. And that’s what I liked the most. The structure and excitement you feel playing in the Bundesliga with the packed stadiums and the crowded tribune behind you. It’s the best thing I’m going to take from Germany. “
Today: At 3.30 pm: Bayern Munich-Schalke 04.
Morning: At 10.30 am: Cologne-Hoffenheim; Berlin-Augsburg Union; Eintracht Frankfurt-Arminia Bielefeld; Werder Bremen-Hertha Berlin and Stuttgart-Freiburg. At 1.30 pm: Borussia Dortmund-Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Sunday: . At 10.30 am: Leipzig-Mainz. At 13: Wolfsburg-Bayer Leverkusen.
Sources: Télam and ANSA.