DFL ASSEMBLY SUSPENDS COMPETITION UNTIL AT LEAST END OF APRIL
There will be no play in the top two divisions of German football until at least 30 April following a unanimous decision by the assembly of the German Football League (DFL) on Tuesday afternoon. In a video conference attended by the 36 clubs, it was agreed to extend the current stoppage until the end of the month.
MÜLLER: "I HAVEN'T REACHED THE POINT WHERE I'M DIVING AROUND THE FLAT YET"
It's now a couple of weeks since the Boys in Brown started training individually and largely within their own four walls. The same goes for goalkeeper Korbinian Müller, of course, who is having to make do without the usual team and goalkeeper training.
LUHUKAY: "WE CAN'T SIMPLY THINK OF OUR OWN HEALTH"
In times of the corona pandemic, head coach Jos Luhukay finds himself confronted by a host of new challenges. One is to reconcile his players to the current circumstances, despite all the uncertainty, and prepare them for a return to full training at some unknown time in the future. We spoke to him about the latest situation.
DFL ASSEMBLY POSTPONES ROUND 27
The Extraordinary Assembly of the German Football League (DFL), comprising the 36 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs, resolved on Monday to postpone Round 27 in the top two divisions of German football due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.
LATEST TICKET INFORMATION AFTER POSTPONEMENT OF ROUND 26
In view of the dynamics of today’s events with new coronavirus infections and corresponding suspected cases directly related to clubs in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2, the German Football League (DFL) today decided to call off Round 26 in both divisions, which was due to kick off this evening. Sunday's home game against FC Nürnberg has thus also been postponed. This also has ramifications for tickets purchased for this fixture.
Nürnberg fact file
Next up after the 2-2 draw at SV Sandhausen is the visit of FC Nürnberg for what will be the fourth-last home game at the Millerntor on Sunday (13:30 CET). Although the football side of things has taken a bit of a back seat in the last few days, we've taken a closer look at our forthcoming opponents as usual.
NO ALTERNATIVE: HOME GAME AGAINST NÜRNBERG BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Our home game against FC Nürnberg this Sunday will take place behind closed doors. The reason is a general ruling by the Authority for Health and Consumer Protection that prohibits the holding of events and gatherings with more than 1,000 people due to the latest developments surrounding the coronavirus. In view of the current situation, the club calls on everyone to act with solidarity.
Unbeaten run continues after 2-2 draw at Sandhausen
The Boys in Brown have extended their unbeaten run to four games thanks to a 2-2 draw at SV Sandhausen. Viktor Gyökeres gave St. Pauli the lead on 28 minutes, but Kevin Behrens equalised from the penalty spot just before half-time. Robin Scheu put the hosts ahead just after the hour mark before Dimitrios Diamantakos levelled the scores on 78.