Borussia Dortmund provided much needed fireworks with a 4-0 demolition of Schalke 04 rivals Saturday after the German championship restarts in front of empty stands after a more than two-month suspension due to pandemic Covid-19.
the Bundesliga is the first major league football return to action since the year earlier this closure virus sport down, and his return to a country that still has hundreds of case virus positive day is being closely watched by other leagues.
With a strict sanitary protocol governing the timid upturn, which does not include fans, masks for everyone, but the players, no handshakes and no celebration of the group, it was as hopefuls Dortmund, who host Bayern Munich leading time of 10 days to find a missing spark maldans the eerily empty ground.
The club from the Ruhr Valley, in second place, scored the first goal of the day after nearly half an hour when teenager Erling Haaland connected to a fluidized thorgan hazard.
the exciting 19-year old striker Norway, who hit his 13th goal in 12 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund, took exactly where he left off in March.
it is already at the top of the transfer list of all the great European clubs, with a television audience expected 1 billion for the Bundesliga this weekend, his immediate return to the scoring will have improved its reputation already stellar.
Portuguese midfielder Raphaël Guerreiro added two more goals and Belgium international Hazard also got on the scoresheet as Dortmund climbed to 54 points, one behind defending champions Bayern, who are Action at Union Berlin on Sunday.
“I would have preferred that the conditions were normal,” said the Dortmund midfielder Julian Brandt. “We all have to adapt and try to have fun in the circumstances. We did pretty well today and what better way to revive the league with a win. “
While the comfortable win Dortmund cranked the pressure on leaders Bayern RB Leipzig has suffered a major setback in their title challenge when theyheld to a 1-1 draw at home to Freiburg as they slipped to fourth.
Borussia Mönchengladbach hosts Eintracht Frankfurt overflowed goals early Alassane pleas and Marcus Thuram and a late penalty Bensebaini Ramy to win 3-1 and take over third place on 52 points to maintain their fire outside to win the title.
VfL Wolfsburg rekindled hopes of Europa League football next season with a 2-1 win at Augsburg courtesy stop time winner of the Daniel Ginczek who moved to sixth on 39 .
fans across the country have followed police orders to stay away from stadiums, including the derby of the Ruhr, as the league tries to complete the saiits for contractual reasons before June 30