ESPN and Fox Sports broadcasted in Latin America the return of the Bundesliga, the professional football competition in Germany, which has been restarted last Saturday, May 16th, even during the Coronavirus pandemic. Televising of sporting events was reactivated on May 9th with the UFC (Ultimate Fight Championship) mixed martial arts league.
Nine fixture dates after the end of the competition’s 2019/2020 season, which was interrupted on date 25, ESPN2 has aired four live matches, and the remaining nine to complete the competition through ESPN Play, whose contents were recently added to the ESPN App. The match that opened the competition on Saturday was Borussia Dortmund, against Schalke 04. Other matches broadcasted on ESPN was the one between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach, and the one starred by Bayern Munich and Berlin Union, which took place last Sunday, May 17th. On Monday 18th, ESPN was also in charge of broadcasting the match that faced Bayer Leverkusen, where the Argentines Lucas Alario and Exequiel Palacios and the Chilean Charles Aranguiz play, and Werder Bremen, the team where the Peruvian footballer Claudio Pizarro is now playing.
Fox Sports has also broadcasted matches of the German football competition: two of them were broadcasted live (Hoffenheim against Hertha Berlin took place on Saturday, and Colonia against Mainz 05 on Sunday), and two others were aired deferred (Augsburg against Wolfsburg and Fortuna Düsseldorf facing Paderborn).
The Bundesliga has been played up to its 25th fixture date (there are 34 in total) and, up to now, Bayern Munich is the team that leads the competition. From last Saturday on, all Budesliga’s matches will be played without the audience on any stadium and with all the security measures taken, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.