Bayern Munich takes Tuesday off (AZ)
After the team enjoyed an extended weekend and no practice on Monday, AZ reports that Bayern Munich will also not hold practice on Tuesday. The club will reportedly decide what to do next today.
The DFL meanwhile has officially suspended the season until April 2 (AZ). “That of course does not mean that we will play again starting April 3,” chairman Christian Seifert said. Seifert said that ghost games would be the only means to continue the season at all in the near future. Finances are the primary reason. Seifert explained,
The clubs’ biggest revenues are media and sponsoring revenues. And if they all are lost, it’s just a question of time until things go south. Otherwise, there may soon no longer be twenty pro clubs.
UEFA wants that money
The Athletic writes,
This is what UEFA estimates it will cost to push the European Championships back by 12 months to June 2021 and will be relayed to European football’s stakeholders in emergency meetings on Tuesday, during which it will be confirmed the tournament will be delayed by a year.
That may be a hard sell to the clubs and leagues who are currently scrambling to find a way to see out the current season so as not to forfeit millions more in broadcasting and sponsorship revenue.
The measures will be discussed today, but The Athletic’s sources fear that any potential decision will be “superseded by events” in the ongoing coronavirus crisis — Uli Hoeness predicted the same thing just days ago.
Bayern players stay home and chill
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) March 16, 2020
Was macht ihr gerade zuhause? pic.twitter.com/2EzLyskZPN
BVB Ultras offer helping hand to those in need
Dortmund ultras are working to help the community pic.twitter.com/DtOYooZ1TH— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 16, 2020
Check out Benjamin Mendy’s soccer room!
The dude really likes white, huh?
CIES ranks clubs by potential transfer value (Bayern 13th)
.@LFC at the top of the @CIES_Football rankings for most valuable squad from a transfer value perspective! Six clubs valued at more than €1⃣ billion! Data for all big-5 league clubs ➡️ https://t.co/fuEPOmlocd pic.twitter.com/hGwDazElcQ— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) March 16, 2020
Bayern Munich’s hypothetical transfer value was €716m, putting the club in 13th place behind Borussia Dortmund at €756m
Five Valencia players and test positive
Valencia and Atalanta are both self-isolating after five Valencia players and staff tested positive for Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/YBmHix8O8N— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 16, 2020
Solid advice from the USWNT
Take care of yourselves and show compassion for others.— Our Game Magazine (@OurGameMagazine) March 16, 2020
Please practice social distancing. pic.twitter.com/aWb1yR7vLa
“Stay at home if you want to live” — Arnold
Stay at home as much as possible. Listen to the experts, ignore the morons (foreheads). We will get through this together. pic.twitter.com/FRg41QehuB— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 16, 2020