Werder Bremen were staring at relegation from the Bundesliga on Sunday after a 1-0 home defeat to Wolfsburg, while Union Berlin edged towards safety on a day that featured a renewed show of solidarity with the global protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.
Bundesliga players wore black armbands and took the knee in displays of support for the Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday, as Bayern Munich kept title rivals Borussia Dortmund at bay with a ninth successive win.
RB Leipzig returned to third place in the Bundesliga with an entertaining 4-2 victory at Cologne on Monday.
In the shadows of Germany’s Bundesliga, football is gradually restarting in countries across Europe, in almost all cases behind closed doors, with the exception of Hungary where supporters have been allowed to return.
Bayern Munich opened a 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 5-0 drubbing of relegation-threatened Fortuna Dusseldorf behind closed doors with the league’s top-scorer Robert Lewandowski scoring twice.
Bayern Munich takes a huge step towards an 8th straight Bundesliga title on Tuesday.
The restart of the Bundesliga behind locked doors on Saturday attracted over six million viewers watching in Germany, a new record for broadcasters Sky, according to specialist website DWDL.de.
The Bundesliga restart is not at risk even after the entire squad of second-tier Dynamo Dresden was placed under quarantine, the head of the German Football League (DFL) said.
Bundesliga will be the first major European league to return to action next week.
Bayern Munich attacker Robert Lewandowski believes that after the winter break his team will turn around to go back to atop the German Bundesliga.
Leipzig came from behind to beat Augsburg 3-1 on three second-half goals in the 17th round in Bundesliga on Saturday and will remain atop the standings through the winter break.
Hertha Berlin have parted company with Ante Covic and installed Jurgen Klinsmann as interim coach until the end of the season, the Bundesliga outfit announced on Wednesday.
Newcastle United have signed Brazilian forward Joelinton from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim on a six-year deal for a club record fee, the Premier League team announced on Tuesday.
Bayern Munich marks the end of an era, with Robben and Ribery leaving the team.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has admitted that he may not be fit to play in Saturday’s Bundesliga title decider against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Chelsea sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund but he will spend the rest of the season on loan at the Bundesliga side.
VAR controversial decisions mark the new Bundesliga season day one.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reiterated his call for the Bundesliga to scrap the so-called 50 plus one rule.
Borussia Dortmund are extending the suspension of Ousmane Dembele indefinitely.