Matchday 26 postponed by the DFL

Due to the current developments in the spread of the coronavirus, the DFL has decided to postpone Matchday 26 in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga. HSV chief executive Bernd Hoffmann completely understands the decision and says: “The greater good is most important.”

Due to the current developments regarding the coronavirus pandemic and suspected cases at Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga clubs, the DFL decided on Friday afternoon (13th March), to postpone Matchday 26 in both leagues until a later date. The ruling means that the planned away game at SpVgg Greuther Fürth will not take place this evening. The committee plans to postpone both leagues until April 2nd at the earliest during Monday’s meeting of all member clubs in Frankfurt. During the planned international break all clubs should come to a decision on how the rest of the season will pan out, with medical advice and the international calendar both playing a role in the decision. The DFL aim to finish the season by the summer at the latest.

HSV chief executive Bernd Hoffmann had this to say on the DFL’s decision: “We completely understand the DFL’s decision to postpone the matches this weekend and to postpone all games for the foreseeable future. The greater good is most important. We hope that through this postponement, we as football can do our bit to stop the spread of this virus. In this respect, we have absolute trust in the decision makers in Germany and as HSV call for everyone to support one another as much as they can. At the same time, we support the DFL’s stated aim to finish the season at a later date, from a sporting and economic perspective. In this regard we carry a social responsibility, which we would like to honour.”