Again ghost games in the Bundesliga!
The state government in Saxony decided on Friday that no more spectators would be allowed into the stadium until December 12th. The rule applies from Monday.
RB Leipzig last had the stadium full on November 6 with a 2G rule against Dortmund (2-1). Now the drastic step back. This also applies to the second division teams Dynamo Dresden and Aue.
With this measure, politicians want to counteract the exploding corona numbers. In three districts in Saxony, the incidence is over 1000 – others are close to it.
For RB it’s until 12.12. three safe ghost games – and thus again loss of income.
The league duel against Leverkusen (November 28), the Champions League cracker against Manchester City (December 7) and the game against Gladbach (December 11) will take place without fans.
Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (46/CDU) and Social Affairs Minister Petra Köpping (63/SPD) announced the decision at a press conference.
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The politics in Bavaria, which is also affected by exploding numbers, had allowed a stadium capacity of 25 percent.
The spectator rule does not apply this weekend. Fans are admitted to the second division home game in Aue (Saturday) and the Leipzig derby (locomotive vs. chemicals). 400 Leipzig fans are expected in Hoffenheim on Saturday (3.30 p.m.).