Bundesliga Live : German football league to start new season from 2020-21

Germany will start the 2020-21 season with cup games on September 11 before the Bundesliga resumes September 18. The winter break has…

Germany will start the 2020-21 season with cup games on September 11 before the Bundesliga resumes September 18. The winter break has been cut short to fit the season between postponed European tournaments.
Bundesliga Live : German football league to start new season from 2020-21

The calendar published Friday by the German soccer federation has the league starting more than a month after it did in 2019-20. That allows space for the Champions League and Europa League mini-tournaments in August and a block of national-team games.

The Bundesliga will end May 22, in time for the European Championship, which starts June 11 after being pushed back a year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Super Cup is normally the German season-opener, but it’s been delayed to September 30.
To squeeze a full schedule of games between the postponed European tournaments, there’s an extra round of midweek games and the winter break has been slashed. The last games of 2019 will be cup games December 23 and the first league games of 2021 are set for January 2, two weeks earlier than in 2019-20.

Bayern Munich secured its eighth straight Bundesliga title last month, after the German league restarted amid the pandemic in May. Every Bundesliga game since the restart was played without fans.

The league said Friday it will support clubs working with local health authorities to draw up plans for the safe return of spectators. There will be consultations between the clubs in the top two divisions about issues including whether to allow away supporters.
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