The Bundesliga will return on May 16 amid the coronavirus crisis and the German Football Association (DFL) hope to complete the season by June 30, sources have told ESPN.
Germany's government on Wednesday gave the green light for the Bundesliga to return and left the decision of the return date to the DFL. At an Ordinary Assembly on Thursday, the 36 clubs of the upper two tiers agreed on the earliest possible date, May 15, in order to complete the season by June 30.
The Bundesliga was suspended on the eve of matchday 26 on March 13 and the DFL agreed to continue with the standard calendar. All games will be held behind closed doors amid a ban on mass gatherings in Germany until Aug. 31.