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Bayern restart season on Sunday May 17th at Union Berlin

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The Bundesliga will resume playing from May 16th following the interruption to the schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. FC Bayern will return to the title race on Sunday, May 17th, with the away game at 1 FC Union Berlin. The kick-off for the game, part of Matchday 26, is at 12:00PM EST. This was announced by the German Football League (DFL) on Thursday at a press conference after an Extraordinary General Meeting of the 36 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs (via video conference). On Wednesday, the German government had already given the green light for the resumption of the Bundesliga in mid-May. The season finale is planned for the end of June. Further dates will be announced in the course of the day.

On Wednesday, the federal government had already approved the principle of play in the Bundesliga recommencing from the second half of May. This is how Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented on the decision:

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