Updated: Sep 8, 2020
The Bundesliga has been suspended since March because of the spread of the coronavirus.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is delighted the Bundesliga title will be battled out on the pitch after the German government said they can go ahead with the 2019-20 season. The German top-flight was suspended since March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but it is set to resume this month, with the Bundesliga teams instructed to follow a strict hygiene plan. An official return date will be announced by the German Football League (DFL) in a few days. Bayern lead the Bundesliga table by four points with nine games left to play, and ex-Germany international Rummenigge is pleased football decisions will be 'made on the pitch' and 'not in the bedroom'. The ex-Inter forward told Bayern's official website: "I would like to thank the politicians for today's decision, which enables the Bundesliga season to be played to a finish.
More: Ex-Bayern boss says Sane is not yet 'an absolute top player' "We are now looking forward to resuming play, ideally from mid-May. This ensures that the sporting decisions are made on the pitch and not in the boardroom. "I would like to expressly thank the DFL and the Medicine Task Force for the excellent organisational and medical plans. "I appeal to everyone involved to follow the guidelines in these plans, which are the basis for resuming play, in an exemplary and disciplined manner."