Dortmund – Borussia Dortmund’s club president Reinhard Rauball is betting on a restart of the Bundesliga in the Corona crisis in early May.

“We are already happy if we now have the opportunity to start the training properly and we need that so that we can ideally start on May 2nd or around May 2nd with the first game day,” said Rauball the TV Transmitter Sky.

It is also possible to continue the season on May 9th. «Then we would in any case, and that is actually the primary goal, which we all have in mind, then we could still until June 30th. complete the season including the DFB Cup, »said the 73-year-old.

The German Football League, which had led Rauball as president of the league for twelve years until last August, extended the league break at its general meeting on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic until at least April 30. Team training for the 36 professional clubs from the Bundesliga and the 2nd Bundesliga is possible again from Monday, provided the authorities allow it.

According to Rauball, a restart of the league at the beginning of May could not only take place in the 82 Bundesliga matches that were still outstanding but also the games in the Champions League and Europa League that had been indefinitely postponed by UEFA.

The lawyer said the season could also be extended beyond June 30th. Player contracts expiring on this day are no obstacle. “There are legal options anyway to enforce contracts beyond the date,” said Rauball.

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