How the inevitable return of German football in May will work

The historic is about to become the everyday in Germany. As it stands, the derby between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Cologne – the last Bundesliga match played before the shutdown – is the only Geisterspiel (“ghost game”, without fans) ever to have taken place in the top flight. When elite German football resumes at some point in May, as now seems inevitable, this unique spectacle will become just the tip of an echoey iceberg. […]

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