After a two-month break, the German Football League (DFL) had to submit an extraordinarily detailed plan of measures to gain approval for the restart from Chancellor Angela Merkel and the 16 state leaders.
Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert has warned the matches, played in empty stadiums because of the risk of infection, will “look and feel different”.
ELBOW TAPS, FACE MASKS
The shouts of players will echo around the empty stands and goals will have to be celebrated with elbow or foot taps because players have been ordered to avoid hugs or handshakes. Start forecasting your games Now
Substitutes and coaches on the bench must wear protective masks.
Match fitness is a concern as teams only started training sessions for the whole squad last week having previously worked in small groups.