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Dortmund-Bayern will be played tomorrow in front of 15,000 spectators

Finally, the ‘Der Klassiker’ at the summit that will face Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich this Saturday will be played at Signal Iduna Park with a reduced capacity of 15,000 spectators due to the rebound of the Covid-19 pandemic in Germany.

The great game in which Bayern will defend their leadership against Dortmund, second to one point, was at risk of being played behind closed doors, but Borussia announced that 15,000 fans will be able to access the stands following the measures adopted today by the national authorities in accordance in this case with the federal governments of North Rhine-Westphalia. The total capacity of Signal Iduna Park is 81,365 spectators.

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The German government had previously announced that Bundesliga matches will only be able to register an influx of people of up to 50% of the stadium and up to a maximum of 15,000 spectators.

Der Klassiker was under threat of being played without an audience as decided by the federated stadium of Saxony with Leipzig-Bayer Leverkusen played last Saturday (1-3). Likewise, the Bavarian authorities decided on Tuesday that Bayern also play their games behind closed doors, such as next Wednesday against Barça at the Allianz Arena, which will serve to decide whether the Catalans qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Faced with the possibility that the match would be played behind closed doors, Borussia Dortmund had canceled the ticket sales on Wednesday before announcing that it would make some of them available to the public again after the authorities’ announcement.

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