German soccer is going through a new break and, weeks after the continental competitions are over, a new edition of the league in that country will begin.
Like the rest of the world competitions, the Bundesliga it suffered the impact of the pandemic although it was able to resolve its 2019/20 calendar earlier. It is that German football was detained for two months, it was the first to return (May 16) and the fact of having 18 participating teams, with 34 days of dispute, helped it to end in late June.
The clubs thus entered a new recess and, after the break, they will be able to think of a 2020/21 campaign that is due to start on September 18. That is to say, a month later than it usually does, since it always starts in mid-August.
In addition to the delay caused by COVID-19, the definitions of the continental competitions to be held next month – and which involve German teams – lead to the next edition of the German league delaying its start on the calendar.
Bayern Munich will play the Champions League finals almost certainly as they have one foot in the top eight after thrashing Chelsea 3-0 in the first leg of the Round of 16. From August 12 to 23, in Lisbon, that final stretch will take place in the also long UCL 2019/20.
Likewise, there will be three other German teams in the eighths of the Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen, with a 3-1 advantage against Rangers after the first duel; Eintracht Frankfurt, which lost the first leg at the hands of Basel, and Wolfsburg, who gave up 2-1 to Shakhtar Donetsk at home.
So, the next edition of the Bundesliga must wait until September 18 to have action again. With Bayern Munich going for their ninth consecutive crown, Borussia Dortmund looking to fight for the title, RB Leipzig with the intention of staying among the best and the appearances from Second Division for Arminia Bielefeld and Stuttgart.
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