Bundesliga games under threat as coronavirus spreads

BERLIN (AP) — Calls to scrap the rest of the Bundesliga season are growing as Europe struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

This weekend’s games in Germany are all to be played without fans, while it’s likely that all games in the second division will be in empty stadiums, too.

“Soccer without people is not soccer for us,” said Union Berlin president Dirk Zingler, whose next two games — against Bayern Munich on Saturday and at city rival Hertha Berlin a week later — will be without fans.

There will be eight rounds of games remaining in both divisions after this weekend.

But Erzgebirge Aue’s game against visiting SV Sandhausen on Saturday was likely to be called off after the
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