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Football Today

Apr 30, 2020

On March the 11th, a historic Bundesliga game was played: Borussia Mönchengladbach beat Köln 2-1 behind closed doors in a bid to avoid infection from the coronavirus.

But as the virus continued its relentless march across the globe, these Geisterspiele - or ghost games - were themselves judged to be too risky.

Last week, the Bundesliga’s CEO, Christian Seifert, gave a press conference. In the course of his statement, he revealed a 41-page plan that the league was presenting to the German government proposing a potential return for football in May.

Not everyone is happy though. One fan association, Unsere Kurve, released a statement noting their displeasure.

In this episode, we ask: how feasible are the Bundesliga’s plans for a return?


Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) is a social producer and football journalist for covering the Bundesliga amongst other things

Matt Ford (@matt_4d) is a freelance journalist whose work regularly appears on DW Sports.

Derek Rae (@RaeComm) is a commentator and covers German football for Bundesliga Intl, Prime Video, NBC, ESPN and Fox.

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