Bayern's match at Union Berlin will be played behind closed doors
SEDAN: Bayern Munich will face Union Berlin in the Bundesliga behind closed doors this weekend due to the coronavirus Fear, officials in the German capital said on Wednesday.
Due to an order from our medical officer, the game between Union and Bayern will not be open to the public, the town hall tweeted in Berlin's Treptow-Koepenick district, where the Union stadium is located.
Union president Dirk Zingler said Tuesday he hoped fans could participate in Saturday's game against league leaders, and said German health minister Jens Spahn cannot recommend that we cease operations.
On Sunday, Spahn had asked that all events with more than 1,000 people be canceled until further notice.
But the decision to close the stadium gates ultimately rests with regional authorities and is made on a case-by-case basis.
Separately, Eintracht Frankfurt announced that they would play their match at the Bundesliga home with Borussia Moenchengladbach Sunday behind closed doors.
At a joint press conference with city health officials, the club also said the stadium would remain open for Thursday's Europa League clash with the Swiss side of Basel.
A match against Moenchengladbach, where fans come from an area with many infections, needs to be reconsidered, councilman Stefan Majer said.
Moenchengladbach's homeground is in North Rhine-Westphalia state, where the biggest number of coronavirus infections in Germany have been reported.
Of 1,296 infections across the country, 484 were registered in the state, the most populous in Germany.
Almost every Bundesliga game this weekend will be held behind closed doors, including the Ruhr derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04.
The only game for which a decision has yet to be made is the Freiburg trip to RB Leipzig on Saturday.