Bundesliga Soccer 2020 Live
The Bundesliga will be the first major European league to return to footballing action this weekend, an event that will likely draw a bumper TV audience due to the dearth of other live sport.
The top two German divisions were suspended on 13 March as the spread of the coronavirus enveloped western Europe but Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun to relax measures as infection levels have begun to fall.
The German footballing authorities had initially targeted 8 May as a return date but that was pushed back and the league will now restart at 2.30pm UK time on Saturday 16 May.
German soccer teams started the week in isolation on Monday after going into seven-day quarantine ahead of the Bundesliga season restart on Saturday, with club bosses saying completing the campaign amid the coronavirus outbreak will not be easy.
The German Football League (DFL) decided last week to resume the first and second division from May 16 after a two-month suspension, making it the first major sports league to attempt a restart.
Teams have been sent into mandatory seven-day isolation after testing for the virus in order to reduce the risk of infection before playing in empty stadiums with only a handful of staff and officials, to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Several clubs, including champions Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg, have picked hotels in their cities to cut travel times to training locations and airports for the weekend matches.