Bundesliga - what brought the restart of the league
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After the restart of the German league, the Bundesliga became the center of attention in the football world. Despite some criticism from fans and politicians, the league's return was a great success.
After the decision to restart the league, the Bundesliga was under fire from journalists and government agencies from the beginning. A survey conducted by the Infratest dimap research institute at the end of April revealed that as many as 49% of Germans watched the season continue.
The worst-case scenario was also expected, in which a huge number of players and club staff would become infected, which would contribute to the unfavorable development of the pandemic and the launch of the second wave. So far, however, all concerns have proved to be incorrect. Almost all COVID-19 assays returned negative.
Dynamo Dresden was the only Budnesliga team to be quarantined due to multiple infections. The German Football League (DFL), which is responsible for running the two top leagues, also commented on the situation.
The only dispute DFL had to deal with was ignoring the rules of physical distance. Hygienic protocols recommended the placement of players as much as possible, which brought several unpleasant moments. Players have been asked several times to keep their distance from their opponents and at the same time to celebrate the goals as much as possible by tapping their elbows.
In fact, football hasn't changed much. Without the spectators, the advantage of the home team disappeared, on the other hand, thanks to shorter interruptions, the real playing time was extended.
"Encouragement on the team is important at the moment. The players on the bench have a greater impact on the motivation of the playing colleagues, because their instructions are more audible on the field, "said Bayern coach Hansi Flick.