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The DFL has decided: The Bundesliga *will* resume on May 15

Angela Merkel gave the green light, and the DFL has decided: the Bundesliga will resume playing games on May 15

FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Augsburg - Bundesliga Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

Things are moving very quickly in Germany: hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel gave the green light for the Bundesliga to resume play, the German Football League (DFL), representing the 36 teams in the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga, has decided that the season will continue on May 15.

That means that the first games will be held on that date.

The decision comes with some controversy. Werder Bremen and Mainz 05 wanted an additional week to prepare, favoring a restart date on May 22. Both clubs are in danger of relegation, especially Werder, which is in 17th place with only 18 points. Mainz is just above the relegation playoff, in 15th place.

Players will be required to go into a seven-day quarantine “in the form of a training camp” before games commence. They will be tested regularly.

Kicker reports that the DFL is leaning toward resuming the season on matchday 26. If that is confirmed, Bayern Munich would play Union Berlin away. The rest of Bayern’s opponents would be:

27: vs Eintracht Frankfurt

28: @ Borussia Dortmund

29: vs Fortuna Düsseldorf

30: @ Bayer Leverkusen

31: vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

32: @ Werder Bremen

33: vs Freiburg

34: @ Wolfsburg

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