First major European soccer league resumes season with empty stadiums
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Germany's Bundesliga became the first major European soccer league to return to action Saturday, with games being played in front of no fans and teams practicing social distancing.

Sports around the world have largely been on hold for the past two months as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe.

Germany itself has had more than 175,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, but has been able to get a better handle on the virus in recent weeks.


The first game of the day was the Ruhr Derby featuring rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04.

Dortmund's stadium, Westfalenstadion, can hold 80,000 people and is known for its fan-made Yellow Wall, but on Saturday the stadium was completely empty, save for the teams on the pitch.

Dortmund won the match 4-0.


A full slate of games throughout the league will be played Saturday, Sunday and Monday.