Bundesliga will resumes with empty stadiums on May 16

Seifert said there would be no Friday match in the first week as the government’s order was for play to resume in the second part of the month.

“Friday the 15th is not in the second half of the month,” Seifert said.

Bayern, chasing an eighth successive Bundesliga title, currently lead the table with 55 points from 25 games, four ahead of Dortmund with RB Leipzig third on 50. There are nine rounds of matches left to play this season.

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin welcomed the return of football in Germany and wished everyone involved every success.

“It is great news that the German authorities have agreed that the Bundesliga can return,” he said. “This is a huge and positive step to bringing optimism back to people’s lives.

“It is the result of constructive dialogue and careful planning between the football authorities and politicians and I am confident that Germany will provide a shining example to all of us in how to bring football – with all its excitement, emotion and unpredictability – back into our lives.”