The German government gave permission for the top two tiers, which have been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, to resume behind closed doors in the second half of May.
Having reviewed a safety plan put forward by the leagues, Angela Merkel told the press: “Matches are allowed to be played under the approved rules.”
Following the conclusion of Wednesday’s meeting, the German government released the following statement: “The Federal Chancellor and the heads of government of the federal states consider the continuation of play in the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga to be justifiable for the 36 clubs eligible to start there at their expense from the second half of May.”
There are nine full rounds of fixtures remaining in the Bundesliga, while Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen will meet in their game in hand. The final matchday is scheduled for the weekend of June 27-28.