Bayern Munich are in pole position to win an eighth straight title, but Borussia Dortmund ahead of the pack of pursuers and are led by Erling Braut Haaland as the Bundesliga fate of his forced hibernation coronavirus this week -end.
AFP Sport looks at what is at stake in the field when the German top flight ended a two-month halt to play his last nine games.
Some things remain the same …
teams have undergone testing and was forced into quarantine training camps because of the virus, and all matches will be played behind closed doors in the league with the highest attendances in world football.
therefore, it will not be the Bundesliga as we know, but something can be justecomme before – Bayern, the most successful club in the country, are on course to win another title, which would be their eighth in a row
They put a good start piecemeal, Niko Kovac in the season behind them before. stop, with Hansi Flick come as a coach and Bayern won 10 and drawn one of their last 11 league matches.
the Bavarians are four points behind Dortmund at the top and have been busy since their last game, with Flick signed a new contract until 2023.
the key players Thomas Mueller and Alphonso Davies followed by penning extensions of their own, while the former striker Miroslav Klose joined inas an assistant coach.
With Robert Lewandowski scoring 25 goals in 23 games, Bayern are great. They have yet to visit Dortmund and Bayer LeverkCAFR, although it remains to be seen how much advantage at home will matter without fans.
Beware of Haaland
He still might to be just a racing as four horses, with Borussia Moenchengladbach six points off the pace in fourth, but Dortmund are best placed to stop Bayern.
side of Lucien Favre was last seen leaving the Champions League in Paris Saint-Germain, but before that was as exciting young stars led by Haaland and JadonSancho.
They have won seven of eight league games after 19 years old Norwegian Central Haaland came to Red Bull Salzburg. He scored nine goals in this race.
Dortmund, however, will not be able to count on their fans usually pack the 81,000 capacity Signal Iduna Park and their next two home games – against rivals Ruhr Schalke Saturday and Bayern – will lose much of their board accordingly
“having to play behind closed doors is a huge challenge, especially for a club. as BVB, which attracts a lot of strength from the passion of its supporters’, has admitted Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke.
Dortmund has yet to visit Leipzig, which reached the quarterfinalsfinal of the Champions League before the break but fragmented in the league after the winter break saw him fall off the pace.
In Timo Werner, they have their own formidable striker. Nagelsmann and Julian, 32, they have one more exciting young coaches in Europe, so anything is possible.
Gladbach were the last team to beat Bayern in the drank liguet would now settle for keeping Leverkusen fifth place for Champions League qualification.
There are two points between the sides, which will meet next weekend.
Below them, in the fight for a Europa League spot, Schalke, Wolfsburg, Freiburg and Hoffenheim are two points.
Bremen in danger
at the bottom prop Paderborn division, but the fate of Werder Bremen is more striking. The champions are four-stroke four-point Fortuna Düsseldorf in the relegation play-off place and eight points outright security.
They have a game in hand, but are in danger of following the path of Hamburg and Stuttgart, two giants have been relegated in recent seasons.
“We all know how precarionous our league position is. That is enough motivation,” said sporting director Frank Baumann when asked to play home games without fans. [ 123]
Furthermore, Hertha Berlin seems far enough clear of relegation trouble, but it was a campaign chaotique in the capital.
Bruno Labbadia has become this season since the judgment began, with time short Jurgen Klinsmann fourth club coach in charge end.