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Germany OK despite two positive tests


BUNDESLIGA chief Christian Seifert says Dynamo Dresden’s positive coronaviru­s tests will not change their plans to restart the season.

Two players at the second division club tested positive and all their squad are now in two-week isolation.

But the German league’s chief executive Seifert said the results did not mean the top two divisions could not kick off next Saturday.

He said: “For the second division, that means at the moment that from 81 games, two Dynamo Dresden games can’t be played.

“We have to see how we deal with that.We are not changing our aim and we are not changing our plans.The aim remains to finish the season.”

Dynamo’s game at Hannover on Saturday is off and the visit of Greuther Furth on May 23 will probably go the same way.

Dynamo sports manager Ralf Minge said: “In the past few weeks we have made enormous efforts in terms of personnel and logistics in order to strictly implement all the prescribed medical and hygienic measures.

“We are in contact with the responsibl­e health authority and the DFL (German Football League) to coordinate all further steps.”

Borussia Dortmund will restart the Bundesliga top-flight on Saturday when they host Schalke.

With nine games to play, Jurgen Klopp’s former side will attempt to pile the pressure on leaders Bayern Munich by reducing their advantage to just a point ahead of Bayern’s visit to Union Berlin on Sunday.

In Spain, La Liga have confirmed that five players have tested positive.

All five unnamed players – from unnamed teams across the nation’s top two divisions – are asymptomat­ic and in the final phase of the disease but will now go into quarantine and are unable to return to group training until they have had two negative tests.

The Spanish league resumed group training this week with a view to returning to action next month.

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Main picture: HERBERT BUCCO
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PROBLEM: Dresden chief Minge

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