The last few months have been difficult for football fans, with live action largely – and rightly -. Called a judgment
There were some odd leagues who survived. The first flights to Belarus, Burundi, Nicaragua and Tajikistan were followed this week by K League South Korea.
These games were largely behind closed doors and the German Bundesliga, who is back this weekend is no different in this regard, although it will look a little full at Borussia Monchengladbach the following weekend.
Their fans bought more than 12,000 cardboard cutouts as part of the “Stay home. Be in the pits “campaign at least give the impression to players thatwill the fans in the stadium – but nothing like its almost 55 000capacité.
They were close to capacity in their stadium Borussia Park all season as they played their way to fourth in the table.
The Colts are one of the teams that the world will be watching when the Bundesliga restarts. International interest has been shown by the opening of a club website in English to sell the cardboard cutouts.
Who knows how many they sold, including for fans of Borussia Dortmund, when their game kicks off May 23. The strange thing is that Bayer Leverkusen will be the visitors that day.
Before that although the global interest is sure to be on Borussia Dortmund at the weekend and in a game thatthey are playing.
Schalke 04 with revierderby is the game of the day on Saturday, when the two local sides meet for 156th time.
It is fair to say that the pressure is on the hosts in what will be an unsual atmosphere at Signal Iduna Park. Instead of a fierce 80,000 crowd, including the famous yellow wall, there will be no more than 213 people in the ground, including players.
last game in Dortmund before the ground chaos coronavirus European football to stop was absent at Paris St-Germain in the UEFA Champions League. Not only have they lost for the hosts, who were inspired by Neymar in the night, but they now need to play catchup to Bayern Munich, who are four points.
Pire still, Bayer Leverkusen in fifth place are only eight points behind the leaders, so there’s a lot of pressure on who will qualify for the UEFA Champions Leaguelieux.
But the worst news for Dortmund, four points behind Bayern leaders, they not only have to take the league against their derby rivals but Baryern not play that Sunday more than 24 hours after the result is revierderby.
Thye good news for Dortmund, though, is that they have some of the most exciting players in the league that some of the listed prospects in Europe. All eyes will be on the likes of Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland Braut as Bundelsiga experiencing unprecedented global attention.
This could mean that their values soar before the next transfer window, or it makes them even more inaccessible than clubs curb their spending. It is a future dilemma. Meanwhile, here are the players we can look out for light overall game in Germany
Jadon Sancho -. Borussia Dortmund
The teenager is among the most devastating players in world football, not for his age, but the end point. The Londoner, who left Manchester City to Dortmund to raise his first team opportunities, recorded 14 goals and 15 assists this season and has been linked with a return to Manchester. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side said to be frontrunners for the signature of a Sanchocase that could cost north of 100 million pounds
Erling Haaland Braut -. Borussia Dortmund
The great Norwegian arrived in Germany in January, choosing Dortmund Manchester United as its destination Red Bull Salzburg. The giant started off in the Bundesliga as he had in this season Champions League deUEFA with Austrians by scoring goals. He has scored five in his first two games in Dortmund and two in their first UEFA Champions League against PSG – taking his season debut of charts to 10. Already linked with a move to
or Manchester United or Real Madrid [. 123] Timo Werner – RB Leipzig
who still a young German seems to haveurs been there already, but it is still only 24. Werner has long been linked with Liverpool, but the Reds have asked for more time to reach an agreement in the post-coronavirus landscape. Meanwhile, the man RB Leipzig has every chance to show why he deserves biggest stage, perhaps by Robert Lewandowski exceeding the up score cards. Werner has 21 goals and 25 pole, but his seven unssists exceed the Bayern forward three
Kai Havertz -. Bayer Leverkusen
Only 20, the front rangey has developed quite a reputation for breaking the first placed team badly Leverkusen 16 years, becoming their youngest player ever. He became the youngest scorer in the following year and the youngest playsur both 50 and 100 Bundesliga matches – beating the record of Timo Werner in the process. Havertz, which has drawn comparisons with field over Germany environments, including former Leverkusen man Michael Ballack has been named a finalist in the last German Footballer of the Year awards season. Bayern Munich and Chelsea came calling for Ballack, what is the next step for the highly rated Havertz
Leon Bailey – Bayer Leverkusen
22 years, Jamaica has joined Belgian side Genk Leverkusen, where he was named Young Belgian player of the year in his first season and strengthened its reputation in its second and final season – scoring the goal of the Europa League season. He swapped theBelgium has for Leverkusen in 2017, amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester United reported, and Bailey has not looked back. This season has been the most prolific winger -. He scored five goals in 14 games before the break his sit side fifth