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Live blog on the corona crisis: Schalke asks for cyber training


The corona virus is strangling the entire globe. Professional football is also feeling the far-reaching protective measures – several events have been canceled or postponed due to Covid-19. sport.de follows the latest developments related to the Corona crisis in the live blog.

Juve stars waive exorbitant sumUEFA boss triggers alarm Schalke coach Wagner asks for cyber training Cologne stars also waive part of salary Beerhoff warns of solidarity +++ 28.03.2020, 20:58: Juve stars waive exorbitant sum +++ Der Italian record champions Juventus Turin have reached an agreement with their players around superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and the coaching team around Maurizio Sarri in the course of the corona crisis to agree to a salary waiver.As the old lady announced on Saturday, the savings from the agreement for the current financial year amount to 90 Million Euros. Salaries for March, April, May and June are affected. Detailed agreements with each individual should be made in the coming weeks. "Juventus would like to thank the players and the coach for their commitment," wrote the club. If the current pausing season continues, new negotiations should be held. In the end, Serie A had thought about a 30 percent cut in the wages of all professionals if play operations were not to resume. A decision has not yet been made in this regard. +++ 28.03.2020, 18:28: Ter Stegen is looking forward to a walk on the beach +++ Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen holds out during the Corona crisis and the Spanish ban on going out Fit at home with daily workouts, and he kept in constant contact with his club, said the 27-year-old in a live online interview on Saturday from the living room at home. The football fans encouraged ter Stegen to stay at home as well Get a grip on the crisis. "We are all in the same situation, but in these times we are also influencers who can also make others stay at home." The first thing he would like to do when the restrictions on movement are over, is a walk on the beach or in the city: "I miss that the most." In Spain, which is particularly hard hit by Covid-19, there is a strict ban on going out until April 11. +++ 28.03.2020, 17:42: "Bundesliga Home Challenge" in full swing ++ The soccer Bundesliga defies Corona: at the start In the Bundesliga Home Challenge, TSG Hoffenheim won 3-2 against SpVgg Greuther Fürth thanks to striker Munas Dabbur. The Bundesliga launched the eSports event in FIFA 20 as an alternative to the regular match days, with Dabbur celebrating as the winner in the striker duel on Saturday. The Israeli international won 3-1 against Fürths Timothy Tillman thanks to two late goals. Dabbur thus compensated for the 1-0 victory of Fürth's eSports professional Fabio "fifabio97" Sabbagh against TSG fan Manuel "plaplup" Schwarz. Under the motto "Stay Home … and play!" the DFL is hosting the online tournament this weekend and next. A total of 26 teams from the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga with two players. There will be a soccer professional and one other person from around the club. More information and a live stream here! +++ 28.03.2020, 05:04 p.m .: Kiel professional surprised by positive test +++ Stefan Thesker from second division club Holstein Kiel reported healthy again two weeks after his coronavirus infection became known "I did not assume that I was infected with the virus," said the 28-year-old defender to the "Kieler Nachrichten". He was "only slightly cold". "The news that the test was positive came as a surprise to me because I had followed the rules of conduct early on," he said. He only had mild flu-like symptoms for the first two days and then no more. "The only thing I had for several days was the loss of smell and taste," Thesker recalled. After the positive test, the entire Kiel team and the coaching team had to go into quarantine. +++ 28.03.2020, 16 : 01:00: UEFA boss sounds the alarm! Then the season is over! +++ UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin continues to believe that football operations, which came to a standstill due to the corona crisis, will continue. However, this would have to happen in the next twelve weeks to bring the season to an end. "We could start in mid-May, June or even late June," said Ceferin of the Italian newspaper "La Repubblica". After that, however, the season was "very likely lost". The head of the European Football Union also made it clear that talks with the leagues about an adjustment of the calendar would take place. So the current season could end "at the beginning of the coming", this would start the next season "a bit later". However, a final decision has not yet been made. Apart from Belarus, the ball is currently at a standstill everywhere in Europe's professional leagues. In the Bundesliga, the game will be suspended until April 30 at the suggestion of the German Football League (DFL). The 36 clubs of the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga still have to agree on Tuesday. However, this is a matter of form. +++ 28.03.2020, 2.35 p.m .: Gladbach specifies reimbursement deadline +++ Two and a half weeks after the ghost game against 1. FC Köln, Borussia Mönchengladbach specified the deadline for the reimbursement of money for purchased tickets. The fourth in the table had originally stated that buyers of a day ticket by submitting the original ticket and a completed refund form by post would receive the admission price back by March 31, 2020, and season ticket holders would receive the prorated price.Now Borussia, according to the consumer advice center, pointed out that it was It is not a "legally binding deadline", but a request "so that the processing can be carried out quickly". According to the "Rheinische Post" claims can be asserted until December 31, 2023 according to the consumer advice center. Gladbach had won the first ghost game in Bundesliga history on March 11th as a result of the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic against Cologne with 2-1. +++ 28.03.2020, 14:10: Mainz switches to short-time working for +++ Bundesliga club FSV Mainz 05 will be introducing short-time work due to the coronavirus pandemic at its office from April 1. "It is not a sign of weakness that we are introducing short-time work. It is a signal of economic and organizational ability to act. We have found that it makes sense of short-time work applies to us exactly: The substantial and temporary loss of work should be compensated for, "said the commercial director Jan Lehmann of the" FAZ ". About three quarters of the employees in the administration are affected by the measure. The Rheinhessen promised the employees affected by short-time work to increase the coverage from 60 percent for childless and 67 percent for parents to 90 percent. According to Lehmann, the association would save an amount in the six-figure range in April that, like the voluntary waiver of wages of professionals and board members should contribute to the viability of the club in the corona crisis. +++ 28.03.2020, 1:10 p.m .: Fenin goes shopping for seniors +++ The former Frankfurt Bundesliga professional Martin Fenin is involved in his Czech homeland during the coronavirus pandemic in the social field. The former top scorer goes shopping for senior citizens on behalf of the Red Cross. "You register in an app. There you specify what you can take over. I go shopping and get medication in the pharmacy," Fenin reported on the Eintracht homepage. He gave his address and telephone number. "If someone needs something, they can contact me like this. From the Red Cross you get a starter kit with gloves, disinfectants and instructions. Keep your distance and so on," said Fenin. The engagement with the former Eintracht player was no accident. "My mother is a doctor, my grandma is a doctor, both are on duty. My girlfriend is a police officer, she is also on duty. How can I say that? I was ashamed, did nothing and was at home. So I wanted to help, "said Fenin. He had registered with the Red Cross in Prague: "There I got an ID and I am now on duty if someone needs something." +++ 28.03.2020, 12:48: Vigo-Star "escapes" to Denmark + ++ Due to a massive violation of the Corona curfew in Spain, the Danish international Pione Sisto can expect drastic sanctions from his club from first division club Celta Vigo.The 25-year-old left Spanish media reports despite his ban on going out and drove his car over almost 3,000 km across Europe in Denmark's capital Copenhagen. Celta only subsequently became aware of Sisto's "escape" and immediately announced a penalty for the winger. +++ 28.03.2020, 12:25 pm: Uruguay's coaching icon is unemployed for the time being +++ The football association Uruguay ON has with The temporary dismissal of all coaches, including national team head coach Oscar Tabarez, reacts to the consequences of the corona crisis. This was announced by the association on Saturday night, which means that Tabarez and other association coaches will be unemployed from April 1, although everyone will benefit from unemployment insurance, as the AUF announced. The 73-year-old Tabarez has been the head coach of the two-time world champion since 2006 (1930 and 1950). According to Uruguayan media reports, a total of 400 people will be affected by the measure of the association. Due to the corona pandemic, the association lost important income, although in the South American country only 274 people have contracted COVID-19. +++ 28.03.2020, 11:53 am: AS Roma sends care packages to its fans +++ Der Italian first division football club AS Roma takes care of its oldest supporters in times of the corona crisis. Every season ticket holder aged at least 75 received a package from the three-time master on Saturday as part of the "Roma Cares" campaign, which included: basic foodstuffs such as pasta, rice, flour, sugar, olive oil and mineral water, as well as disinfectants, face masks and disposable gloves "The oldest members of our society are particularly vulnerable at the moment, every time they leave the house for shopping," said the club: "Therefore, with the support of its sponsors, the association sent four trucks through the city and beyond the city limits . "+++ 28.03.2020, 11:45 a.m .: ECA boss speaks of" existential threat "+++ Andrea Agnelli, as President of the European Football Club Association ECA, warned of serious consequences of the corona crisis." The pandemic is an existential threat to European clubs, "he said in his letter, quoting from the" Gazzetta dello Sport ": "Since football has come to a standstill, the income that we rely on to pay our players, staff and cover costs is frozen." Agnelli is president of Italian record champions Juventus Turin. "Nobody is immune to this crisis, we have to act quickly, that is essential," continued Agnelli: "We face the greatest challenge that the football system has ever had to face." +++ 28.03.2020, 10:10 a.m .: Wagner asks for cyber training +++ FC Schalke 04 has expanded its training during the corona virus break by a variant. When the soccer professionals complete their practice sessions in their own four walls, they are now connected to each other by a video call. All team members train at the same time and can see each other. "For us as team athletes, it is extremely important to be able to interact in a team, even if we are spatially separated," explains coach David Wagner the "cyber training" in a club message . "The athletic trainer can control the units and intervene to optimize the exercises," says the head coach. Because the current guidelines for containing the corona pandemic in North Rhine-Westphalia do not allow training in larger groups, Schalke is inventive. "Like any employee, we would of course like to go back to work as quickly as possible where we practice it: on the lawn," says Wagner. Therefore, check "all possibilities" to implement the training in the best possible way, observing all specifications and precautionary measures. +++ 28.03.2020, 09:42 am: First Corona case in Australia +++ As the first football professional in Australia, a player of the A -League teams Newcastle Jets tested positive for the corona virus on Saturday. The club confirmed that. The name was not mentioned, but it is said to have played in Melbourne's 2-1 home win against Melbourne City last Monday, according to media reports. The game took place without a spectator, it was the last encounter before the championship stop down under. Also an employee of Wellington Phoenix from New Zealand fell ill with COVID-19. The team had to move to Australia due to the corona crisis. According to the Jets, the player and his family who were quarantined are doing well under the circumstances. The rest of the team's players, the club announced, will be monitoring their state of health closely as soon as symptoms of illness appear, and there will be self-isolation. A total of ten German professionals are active in Australia, including well-known footballers such as Alexander Baumjohann, Nicolai Müller and Tim Hoogland. +++ 28.03.2020, 08:16: Sörgel for corona tests for stadium visitors +++ In the debate about increased corona tests in the German population, the Nuremberg pharmacologist Fritz Sörgel demands a targeted examination of football fans as well. In order to determine the virus spread in Germany more precisely, the scientist in the "Bild" newspaper advocated tests for stadium visitors on the last Bundesliga matchday three weeks ago. "The situation is very, very serious, and we are running out of time "The clubs have a lot of data about their supporters. They could write to fans by email and call for an anti-body test," said Sörgel, explaining his plan. The comparison of random samples for 500 to 1000 fans per club with the data of the total population could therefore provide information about the number of infections in the number of infections +++ 28.03.2020, 08:12: Cologne stars also waive part of the salary +++ professionals and coach of Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln follow the example of several clubs in the Corona crisis and waive part of their salaries. "We discussed that we want to keep this internally. But these things are a matter of course for me and me "said head coach Markus Gisdol in the" Bild "newspaper after a conversation with the team in the club restaurant at Geißbockheim. The details were discussed by the team council around captain Jonas Hector and the managing directors Alexander Wehrle and Horst Heldt. No details are known about the amount of the solidarity contribution. +++ 28.03.2020, 07:55: Suárez starts aid campaign +++ With 500 shopping baskets full of perishable food and hygiene products, Uruguay's superstar Luis Suárez has one in the corona crisis in his home country Private relief campaign started. On behalf of the currently injured striker from Spain's top club FC Barcelona, ​​the bags were distributed in the metropolis of Montevideo in the Casavalle district. In the coming days, the Suárez packages will be delivered to other poorer areas of the capital. "There is nothing to thank for. This is the least I can do to help my fellow countrymen," said "El Pistolero" from his quarantine in distant Spain. Uruguay, a small town with only 3.5 million inhabitants, recorded 274 people infected with the coronavirus on Friday, but no deaths related to lung disease Covid-19. +++ 28.03.2020, 07:22: Bierhoff believes in a change in values ​​+ ++ DFB director Oliver Bierhoff believes in a longer-lasting solidarity effect in professional football even after the end of the corona crisis. "I think that in football it becomes even clearer that the most important thing is the game. that we enjoy the fact that the beautiful in the game is transported again and again, "said the 51-year-old to" RTL ". Self-interest, which had arisen from strong commerce and a high level of publicity in the past years, could decrease. Possibly it is said more often: "We are in a crisis, we have to stick together," said Bierhoff. He currently feels reminded of his time as a professional in Italy. "Of course the prices will go down, as will the salaries. I've seen something similar in Italy. When I came in 1991, the economy was booming. There was enough money everywhere and it was spent. And at some point the manipulations came, suddenly, too Black money was uncovered at small associations. The economy collapsed, there were many scandals. And there was an adjustment for associations with salaries by 50 percent. And that worked, "said Bierhoff. +++ 28.03.2020, 07:22 PM: Neururer learns Spanish +++ Former Bundesliga coach Peter Neururer combats boredom during football-free time by refreshing his language skills. "My wife had the glorious idea, and this idea is really good that we can improve our Spanish knowledge improve, "said the 64-year-old of the" German Press Agency ". "We learn almost every afternoon. Then I wait until it gets dark again." As an active person, neururists can hardly cope with boredom. "I'm already counting the flies on the wall that aren't there," he said. Since his beloved golf course is now also closed, he plays a little with his wife in his own garden every day. Otherwise, he is regularly on his motorcycle. "It only becomes problematic when I can no longer go out. But then my Spanish skills will be so strong that I can ultimately take on a job as an interpreter." +++ 27.03.2020, 10:51 p.m .: Does the postponement of the Women's European Championship 2021 make sense? +++ National coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg would understand that the European Women's Football Championship in England will be postponed by a year in 2021. "If we might have to postpone our European Championship, I think it will be good for the tournament so that we can draw the attention accordingly have, "said the 52-year-old in the" ZDF "interview with a view to the coming year, in which the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the European Football Championship for men are to be made up for." It is clear that these considerations are pending And it also makes sense somewhere that one tries through FIFA, UEFA and associations to try to come up with a good, sensible plan with all the major events that also want to be of importance, "said Voss-Tecklenburg, who is planning a planned implementation of the tournament at next year sees critically: "You have to make sure that you switch the big events one after the other. It certainly makes sense to even read something out in the worst case sen. "+++ 27.03.2020, 10:17 pm: Wembley Stadium lights up in Italy colors +++ With a light show in the national colors of Italy, the English football association FA shows its solidarity with that of the corona pandemic in particular The famous arch of the London Wembley Stadium shone in green, white and red on Friday evening, where the international match of both national teams was originally supposed to take place. "We won't share the pitch this evening, but we stand together and united in this difficult time, "the FA wrote on Twitter. On the façade of the arena, an Italian message also shone: "We are separated, but we are together. Forza Italia." With more than 9,000 victims, Italy has the most deaths caused by the corona virus worldwide. Almost 1,000 people died on Friday alone as a result of the consequences of COVID-19 disease, according to official information. +++ 27.03.2020, 20:41: Serie A wants to cut salaries by 30 percent +++ Serie A puts pressure on a 30 percent cut in player salaries. The league of the footballers' union wants to present a corresponding plan for the collective wage reduction of the players of all first division teams by Monday, said league president Paolo Dal Pino in a video conference with the head of the player union AIC, former international Damiano Tommasi. The salary cuts should be a provisional measure until the championship resumes. "We are looking for a suitable solution. We cannot pretend that football does not suffer the same serious damage as other areas of the Italian economy. Many club presidents are also entrepreneurs," said Italy's head of the association Gabriele Gravina. The aim is to resume the championship as quickly as possible. However, according to Gravina, it is not possible to continue the season beyond July. +++ 27.03.2020, 20:05: Reus donates a large sum +++ Marco Reus, captain of Borussia Dortmund, shows willingness to help in the Corona crisis and launched the "Help your Hometown" campaign. With a donation of 500,000 euros, he and his wife Scarlett want to help local small businesses cope with the financial hardship. "Social life as we know it is standing still. And This is exactly what presents small and old-established companies with huge problems. Despite their passionate work, they could not build up the reserves to survive weeks without customers. But these shops make every city unique. We want to help here, "said the BVB captain in a video message on Instagram. The native of Dortmund also called for participation in the campaign. "I would like to encourage you to support the local businesses in your hometown. It is currently only possible together – more than ever," said Reus. +++ 27.03.2020, 19:43: Dybala on the road to recovery ++ + The soccer star Paulo Dybala, who tested positive for the corona virus, is on the mend after acute symptoms. "I can move, walk and do some training again," said the 26-year-old in an interview with the TV channel of his club Juventus Turin: "A few days ago I felt a certain amount of heaviness, now things are much better." At the beginning of the week, he felt "very tired after five minutes. My muscles ached," said the Argentinian. His girlfriend Oriana Sabatini, who was also infected with the virus, is doing better, too: Dybala is the third Juve professional after defender Daniele Rugani and world champion Blaise Matuidi who has tested positive. The infected also include Paolo Maldini (51), the long-standing star defender of AC Milan, and his 18-year-old son Daniel. +++ 27.03.2020, 19:21: Germany vs. Spain on the Playstation +++ The canceled international football match between Germany and Spain is now taking place – at least virtually on the console. Next Monday (6:30 p.m.), teams from both nations will play against each other on the Playstation in the FIFA 20 soccer simulation, with goalkeeper Bernd Leno, U21 international Nico Schlotterbeck and U19 international Vanessa Fudalla playing for the German team. The trio is supported by world champion Mohammed "MoAuba" Harkous, who is part of the e-national team of the German Football Association. In each of the four planned duels, a player from the German team will meet a Spanish opponent. The game of national coach Joachim Löw's team in Madrid against the Spanish selection was canceled last week due to the corona pandemic. +++ 27.03.2020 , 6:59 p.m .: Ex-striker arrested at corona party +++ Former Peruvian soccer player Nolberto Solano has been arrested in his home country for violating the curfew. According to local media reports, the 45-year-old was picked up by the police at a party. "He was taken to a police station but was later released," reports TV station "RPP". Solano was the first Peruvian to join the country in 1998 English Premier League changed, he played 172 games for Newcastle United alone. "What I did was not a good thing. I was in a house that is not my house. I have seen many who do. I think that this situation is done more than it is," said Solano 5,000 corona cases and nine fatalities have been registered in Peru so far. +++ 27.03.2020, 18:27: Quarantine for Kroos and teammates over +++ For Toni Kroos and his teammates from Real Madrid, the Corona is -Quarantine over after two weeks – at least officially. After a positive test by real basketball player Trey Thompkins, the entire football department was also placed under domestic isolation on March 12th. According to the newspaper "AS", the club has confirmed that no other real professional has COVID-19 . First of all, not much changes: The players work out individual fitness plans, joint training is out of the question due to the tense situation in Spain. Kroos, world champion of 2014, meanwhile motivates his fans via Instagram to stay at home. Under #TonisHomeChallenge, he performs tricks that others are supposed to imitate and awards prizes for it. On Friday, handball goalkeeper Silvio Heinevetter took part. +++ 27.03.2020, 6:10 p.m .: Bayern professional Martínez helps Red Cross on a shopping spree +++ In the corona crisis, old people or people with poor health should not be at home They are often supplied with purchases. In Grünwald near Munich, Red Cross helpers got support from soccer star Javi Martínez from FC Bayern on their tour on Thursday. On Instagram, the willingness of the Red Cross Grünwald showed two pictures in which the Spanish world and European champion in blue jogging suit as well as with gloves and mouth protection can be seen in a shopping basket. "We would like to thank @ javi8martinez in particular for this Support yesterday on our shopping tour in Grünwald. We had a lot of fun with you, "it said. "We are looking forward to seeing you in action again as part of our regular medical service in the Allianz Arena." The record champions Bayern Munich have currently suspended their joint training, the players should keep fit at home. To help in the Corona crisis, many Bayern football players have already donated large sums and waived part of their salary. +++ 27.03.2020, 5:59 p.m .: Hudson-Odoi recovered from coronavirus +++ The English football professional Callum Hudson -Odoi from Chelsea has survived a coronavirus disease, according to his coach Frank Lampard, "I've spoken to Callum and it's great that he has recovered," Lampard said in a video on Friday's London website . "Fortunately, he didn't have to suffer too much, and will be happy that he survived." In mid-March, 19-year-old Hudson-Odoi had been one of the first Premier League players to test positive for Covid-19. As a result, his teammates also went into quarantine or self-isolation. "Now it is only a matter of taking the necessary precautions with the rest of the team," said Lampard, "and everyone is fine in the current situation." +++ 27.03.2020, 17:10: Spain coach speaks about corona crisis +++ The Spanish national coach Luis Enrique finds football in the corona crisis unimportant. "What worries me is the health and overcoming this pandemic," said the 49-year-old in a video conference where he answered questions from fans. "Football isn't that important when things like that happen." In addition, the former Barcelona trainer sent greetings to all patients in the hospitals as well as to the nursing staff, the police and "everyone who makes sure that things go on." When asked how he was doing at home, Enrique emphasized that he would help when working in the house like cleaning and cooking. "I also learn English, watch football and series, and read." Despite the Corona crisis, Enrique also answered a soccer question – namely, which player had impressed him the most of all: "Leo Messi, without a doubt." +++ 27.03.2020, 4:52 pm: Semi-final of the DFB Cups not at the end of April +++ The semi-finals planned for April 21 and 22 in the DFB Cup will be postponed as expected due to the corona crisis, both the encounter between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt and the home game of regional league 1. FC Saarbrücken against Bayer Leverkusen "according to the current disposition" can not take place, said the German Football Association (DFB). A new date has not yet been fixed. "It can be assumed that the availability for the scheduled cup dates will remain and that no football matches may be played. Therefore, there is neither planning security for the clubs nor adequate preparation from a sporting point of view," said the DFB with. The final in Berlin's Olympic Stadium is currently scheduled for May 23, when the DFL Presidium had recently recommended that play in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 be suspended until at least April 30. The operations of the 3rd division were suspended until the end of April. +++ 27.03.2020, 4:50 p.m .: Waiver of salary at VfB Stuttgart +++ Pros and club management of VfB Stuttgart waive parts due to the financial consequences of the corona pandemic In addition, for the first time in the club's history, the second division soccer team will send its employees on short-time work. "Everyone has recognized that this situation is something that we could not prepare for, but must act now," said VfB CEO Thomas Hitzlsperger in a conference call. Depending on whether the currently suspended season ends with ghost games or is canceled, the professionals sometimes waive up to around 20 percent of their salary. "Waiving salary is an important aspect. This shows that the players also understood that they were financially can help, "said the 37-year-old. "This also sends out a signal to all of the club's employees." The former international added that no employee had to be fired in the wake of the Corona crisis. "Es muss das Ziel sein, dass wir durch diese Krise, für die keiner was kann, gemeinsam durchkommen", sagte Hitzlsperger. "Jeder muss mithelfen."+++ 27.03.2020, 16:22 Uhr: Kickers gehen in Kurzarbeit +++Die Fußballer des Drittligisten Würzburger Kickers sind den übrigen Angestellten des Klubs gefolgt und in Kurzarbeit gegangen. "Dies ist ein ganz starkes Ausrufezeichen unserer Mannschaft sowie des gesamten Trainer- und Betreuerstabs", sagte Vorstandschef Daniel Sauer: "Unser Team spricht nicht nur von Solidarität, bei den Kickers wird die Solidarität gelebt."Für Kapitän Sebastian Schuppan stand es "außer Frage, dass wir hier als Mannschaft geschlossen ein Zeichen setzen wollen". Er versprach: "Wir werden alle gemeinsam stärker denn je aus dieser Situation herausgehen."+++ 27.03.2020, 16:17 Uhr: Coronakrise rührt Klopp zu Tränen +++Jürgen Klopp rührt der Einsatz der vielen Helfer im Kampf gegen das Coronavirus zu Tränen. Als er ein Video von Mitarbeitern aus dem englischen Gesundheitswesen gesehen habe, die vor der Intensivstation die Liverpool-Hymne "You'll never walk alone" singen, "habe ich sofort angefangen zu weinen", sagte der Teammanager der Reds in einem Interview auf der Klub-Homepage.Der Einsatz der Pflegerinnen und Pfleger sei "unglaublich", betonte Klopp: "Sie bringen sich in Gefahr, um den Kranken zu helfen. Ich könnte sie nicht mehr bewundern. Mein Englisch ist nicht gut genug, um das auszudrücken. Es ist außergewöhnlich, großartig." Was Klopp noch gesagt hat, steht hier!+++ 27.03.2020, 16:09 Uhr: Spanien-Klub kürzt drastisch +++Das spanische Liga-Schlusslicht Espanyol Barcelona will die Gehälter seiner Spieler als Folge der Coronakrise um 70 Prozent kürzen. Einen entsprechenden Antrag reichte der zweimalige UEFA-Pokalfinalist bei den katalanischen Behörden ein.Die Betroffenen, darunter auch die zweite Mannschaft und das Frauen-Team, hätten "Verständnis und Respekt" gezeigt, teilte Espanyol mit.Der Klub aus Barcelona gehört zu den spanischen Klubs mit den finanziell größten Schwierigkeiten. Derzeit herrsche in Spanien "eine einzigartige Situation, die der Fußball, die Gesellschaft und auch Espanyol noch nie erlebt haben", hieß es in einer Mitteilung des Klubs.Am Donnerstag hatte bereits der Lokalrivale FC Barcelona Kurzarbeit beantragt. Spain has been particularly hard hit by the corona crisis. Am Freitag stieg die Zahl der Todesopfer auf mehr als 4800.+++ 27.03.2020, 15:53 Uhr: Reus: "Wir wollen dem Verein helfen" +++Marco Reus beschreibt den Gehaltsverzicht von Fußball-Profis in Zeiten der Corona-Krise als eine Selbstverständlichkeit."Für uns ist das einfach normal. Wir wollen dem Verein helfen", sagte der Mannschaftskapitän von Bundesligist Borussia Dortmund in einem Video des Vereins.Der 30 Jahre alte offensive Mittelfeldspieler verwies auf die 850 Mitarbeiter des Revierklubs."Die gilt es zu bezahlen, damit sie sich einfach keine große Sorgen machen müssen. Es habe "einen großen Austausch innerhalb der Mannschaft und mit den Verantwortlichen" gegeben.+++ 27.03.2020, 15:10 Uhr: Schalke-Stars verzichten im besonderen Maße +++Die Profis des FC Schalke 04 verzichten in der aktuellen Phase der Corona-Pandemie auf einen Teil ihres Gehalts und ihrer Prämien. Das teilte der Klub am Freitagnachmittag mit. Außerdem vereinbarten alle Beteiligten – zusätzlich – eine prozen tuale Aussetzung ihrer Bezüge zunächst bis zum 30. Juni 2020."Corona betrifft leider jeden einzelnen von uns. Gerade darum ist es so wichtig, dass wir einander helfen und uns gegenseitig unterstützen", erklärte Jochen Schneider."Dass die Spieler sich ihrer großen Verantwortung in dieser Art und Weise bewusst sind und ihre totale Solidarität zugesagt haben, ist ein großartiges Zeichen der Loyalität. Unsere Spieler haben damit eindrucksvoll dokumentiert, was ihnen unser Verein bedeutet", so Schneider weiter: "Wir alle stehen zusammen für unseren FC Schalke 04, nicht nur in guten, sondern vor allem auch in schlechten Zeiten."Laut der Vereinsmiteilung der Königsblauen freut sich der Klub über eine Entlastung im Millionenbereich. Je nach Entwicklung der Lage hätten Mannschaft und Vereinsführung zudem bereits signalisiert, auch über den 30. Juni 2020 hinaus weitere Schritte in Erwägung zu ziehen.+++ 27.03.2020, 14:45 Uhr: Gündogan hilft in Heinsberg +++Nationalspieler Ilkay Gündogan hat sich in die länger werdende Liste der Fußballstars eingereiht, die angesichts der Coronakrise finanzielle Hilfe leisten. Der 29 Jahre alte Profi des englischen Meisters Manchester City unterstützt mit privaten Spenden die besonders von der Pandemie betroffenen Menschen im Kreis Heinsberg in Nordrhein-Westfalen."Ich habe in Manchester die Nachrichtenlage in Deutschland intensiv verfolgt", sag te Gündogan, "hängen geblieben" seien bei ihm die Bilder aus Heinsberg: "Deshalb wollte ich genau dort eine Hilfsaktion starten, wo die Not am größten ist."Er rief mit dem Fußball-Verband Mittelrhein (FVM), dem Kreis Heinsberg, dem Amateurklub SVG Birgden-Langbroich-Schierwaldenrath und einem Supermarkt in Birgden einen Einkaufsservice ins Leben. Die Besorgungen für Personen, die ihr Haus nicht mehr verlassen können, erledigen Spieler der 1. Herrenmannschaft und der Seniorenabteilung der SVG, Gündogan übernimmt die Kosten.Außerdem unterstützt er die 150 Pflegerinnen und Pfleger auf den Intensivstationen dreier Heinsberger Krankenhäuser mit Dankeschön-Paketen."Wir Fußballer – egal ob Amateur oder Profi – müssen in dieser Situation Solidarität zeigen und gemeinsam die Menschen unterstützen, die unsere Hilfe dringend benötigen", betonte Gündogan. Der Kreis Heinsberg sei dem Nationalspieler "sehr dankbar", sagte Landrat Stephan Pusch.+++ 27.03.2020, 14:18 Uhr: Letzter 96er verlässt Quarantäne +++Jannes Horn darf als letzter Profi des Zweitligisten Hannover 96 die eigenen vier Wände wieder verlassen. The 23-year-old who was infected with the corona virus is officially healthy. Dies teilte sein Klub am Freitag mit. Bereits am Donnerstag war für den Rest des Kaders die Quarantäne beendet worden.Am 12. März war Horn positiv getestet worden, der Linksverteidiger und seine Teamkollegen wurden dann unter häusliche Quarantäne gestellt.Die Krankheit nahm bei Horn einen vergleichsweise milden Verlauf. At first, he suffered from a "fairly severe" headache. Wenige Tage später wurde es dann aber besser, und er konnte ein leichtes Sportprogramm absolvieren.+++ 27.03.2020, 13:31 Uhr: Union-Kapitän entwirft Tattoos +++Kapitän Christopher Trimmel von Union Berlin nutzt die Trainings- und Spielpause in der Bundesliga für seine kreativen Hobbys. "Zu Hause wird mir auch nicht langweilig, ich versuche mich täglich künstlerisch zu entfalten und weiterzuentwickeln, indem ich viel male und Tattoos entwerfe", sagte der österreichische Nationalspieler bei "DerSechzehner.de".Er habe seine Tätowierer-Tätigkeit "seit über einem Jahr als Gewerbe angemeldet", verriet der 33-Jährige, "aber aktuell mache ich natürlich nichts." Vor der Corona-Pandemie habe er aber durchaus "zwei- bis dreimal" die Woche tätowiert.Seine malerischen Kunstwerke präsentiert Trimmel den Fans oft auf seiner Instagram-Seite. "Ich male mit Öl und aktuell auch mit Acryl und gehe auf die Schiene Realismus, also Porträts. Aktuell male ich eine Freundin von mir", sagte Trimmel: "Das macht mir Spaß."+++ 27.03.2020, 12:44 Uhr: Australischer Verband in Finanznot +++Der australische Fußball hat sich mit am längsten gegen die Coronakrise gewehrt – und muss jetzt doch einen hohen Preis bezahlen. Because of financial difficulties, the national association FFA sent around 70 percent of its employees home. "Wir mussten unsere Geschäfte anpassen, um handlungsfähig zu bleiben", sagte Vorstandschef James Johnson.Der Verband beschäftigt etwa 100 Angestellte, die nun mittels verschiedener Modelle weniger bis gar keine Arbeit mehr erledigen werden. For mache this means complete waiver of salary. Spieler sind von der Entscheidung nicht betroffen.Die australische A-League pausiert seit Dienstag. Der frühere Bundesliga-Profi Alexander Baumjohann steht mit Tabellenführer Sydney FC kurz vor dem Gewinn der Meisterschaft. +++ 27.03.2020, 11:56 Uhr: DFB streicht Termine +++Wegen der Corona-Pandemie werden die Fußball-Nationalspieler und -spielerinnen der Zukunft bis Ende Juni keine Länderspiele und Lehrgänge absolvieren. Der Deutsche Fußball-Bund (DFB) teilte am Freitag mit, dass sämtliche Termine der DFB-Nachwuchsteams in diesem Zeitraum abgesagt wurden."An oberster Stelle steht die Gesundheit – nicht nur der jungen Spielerinnen und Spieler sowie Beteiligten, sondern vor allem der gesamten Gesellschaft", sagte DFB-Generalsekretär Friedrich Curtius: "Vor diesem Hintergrund vertrauen wir weiterhin der Expertise der Gesundheitsbehörden und werden auch in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten mit vernünftigem und sorgfältigem Handeln unseren Beitrag leisten, gemeinsam die Eindämmung des Coronavirus zu unterstützen."+++ 27.03.2020, 11:35 Uhr: Hertha-Kapitän hofft auf Lerneffekt +++Kapitän Vedad Ibisevic von Hertha BSC hofft auf einen Lerneffekt durch die Corona-Pandemie. "Wir haben jetzt sehr viel Zeit, um zu lernen und zu sehen, wie schnell sich alles verändern kann", sagte der Stürmer auf der Vereins-Internetseite: "Dieser Virus kennt keine Nationalität, keine Religion und keine Hautfarbe. Plötzlich sind wir alle gleich. Vielleicht nehmen wir das für die Zukunft mit."Seit anderthalb Wochen befindet sich Ibisevic wie seine Teamkollegen auch in Quarantäne, nachdem ein Hertha-Profi positiv getestet worden war. Mehr Sorgen macht sich der Bosnier aber um seine Eltern und Schwiegereltern, die in den USA beziehungsweise in Bosnien leben."Wir müssen jetzt die Älteren und die Menschen mit einer Vorerkrankung schützen – und wenn das bedeutet, dass wir dafür einfach nicht das Haus verlassen, dann bleiben wir eben zu Hause", sagte Ibisevic.+++ 27.03.2020, 11:26 Uhr: BVB-Aktien im Sinkflug +++Die Aktie von Borussia Dortmund hat in nur einem Monat gut 35 Prozent verloren, anderen Klubs geht es ähnlich. Ein Nachteil muss das aber nicht sein.Borussia Dortmund? Minus 35 percent. Juventus Turin? 45 percent loss. And Lazio Rome? Even 50 percent. The shares of the listed football clubs in Europe made an unprecedented downward trend in just four weeks, in line with the global crash. Die betroffenen Vereine stehen nun vor erheblichen Herausforderungen – aber auch Chancen.+++ 27.03.2020, 10:05 Uhr: Kein Solidaritätspakt in Brasilien +++ Der große Solidaritätspakt im brasilianischen Fußball ist zerplatzt, im tagelangen Hin und Her über Gehaltskürzungen während der Coronakrise gibt es keinen einheitlichen Weg. "Jeder Klub wird es mit seinen Spielern entscheiden. Schließlich sind es auch unterschiedliche Realitäten", berichtete der Generalsekretär des nationalen Verbandes CBF, Walter Feldman, nach einer Videokonferenz mit 30 Teams aus den vier nationalen Ligen.Die Nationale Kommission der Klubs (CNC) legte am Donnerstag gar einseitig fest, dass Spieler und Betreuerstab vom 1. bis 20. April in Urlaub gehen und am 15. April eine neue Bewertung der Situation erfolge. Bis dahin würden die Gehälter nicht gekürzt. Die vorgezogenen Kollektivferien ermöglichen zudem neue Spieltermine im üblichen Urlaubszeitraum Ende Dezember/Anfang Januar.+++ 27.03.2020, 9:55 Uhr: Juve-Profis verzichten auf Gehalt +++Die Profis von Juventus Turin sind offenbar bereit, wegen der Corona-Pandemie vorerst auf ihr Gehalt zu verzichten. Captain Giorgio Chiellini developed two models for this, which will be discussed until the end of the week. In the event of a season break, the professionals would waive two monthly salaries and one if the season continued. In beiden Fällen, berichtet die "Gazzetta dello Sport", sollen die Einbußen in der folgenden Saison wieder kompensiert werden.Bestbezahlter Juve-Profi ist Cristiano Ronaldo, der etwa 30 Millionen Euro jährlich einstreicht. In addition, Serie A is discussing a 30 percent cut in the wages of all professionals should play not be restarted. Ein Beschluss wurde diesbezüglich aber noch nicht gefasst.In Italien ist die Lage besonders dramatisch, mehr als 80.000 Menschen haben sich bereits infiziert, etwa 8000 sind gestorben. Nach einem positiven Befund bei Daniele Rugani war die gesamte Juve-Mannschaft in Quarantäne geschickt worden, auch der Argentinier Paulo Dybala wurde positiv getestet.+++ 27.03.2020, 9:42 Uhr: Maracana wird zum Lazarett +++Der heilige Rasen von Brasiliens Fußballtempel Maracana bleibt vorerst nur eine Option, doch auf einem Außenfeld des berühmten Stadions wird die Landesregierung von Rio de Janeiro wegen der Corona-Pandemie in den kommenden zwei Wochen eines von vier Feld-Lazaretten in der Stadt am Zuckerhut errichten. Katakomben, Räume und Logen sollen zudem den medizinischen Helfern als Basis dienen.Dies kündigte Ministerpräsident Wilson Witzel am Donnerstag an. Meister CR Flamengo hatte als derzeitiger Verwalter das Maracana der Landesregierung schon vor Tagen zur Verfügung gestellt. Zudem sollen im Parque dos Atletas, einer während der Olympischen Spiele 2016 von Athleten gegenüber ihrem Dorf genutzten Freizeitstätte, sowie an zwei weiteren Orten im Großraum der Metropole Zelt-Krankenhäuser mit insgesamt 900 Betten aufgebaut werden.Rio ist mit neun Todesfällen und 421 bestätigten Fällen das am zweitstärksten von der Pandemie betroffene Bundesland. Landesweites Epizentrum ist Sao Paulo mit 58 Opfern und 1052 Fällen. Dort wird bereits seit Wochenende ein Feldlazarett im städtischen Pacaembu-Stadion mit 202 Betten montiert. Die für die Betreuung der Patienten zuständige Renommier-Klinik Albert Einstein stellt derzeit 500 neue Ärzte und Krankenhelfer ein.+++ 27.03.2020, 9:34 Uhr: Streich verzichtet auf Gehalt +++Christian Streich und sein Trainerteam beim SC Freiburg verzichten in der Coronavirus-Krise auf Teile ihres Gehalts.Das gilt auch für das Vorstandsteam des Bundesligisten, wie Finanzchef Oliver Leki im Interview der "Badischen Zeitung" sagte. "Für Jochen Saier (Sportvorstand, Anm. d. Red.) und mich als Vorstände war klar, dass wir unseren Beitrag in dieser Krise leisten und mit dieser Einstellung vorangehen", sagte Leki. "Das Gleiche gilt für Sportdirektor Klemens Hartenbach und das gesamte Trainerteam." Auch bei den Profis deutet sich ein Gehaltsverzicht an."Aus dem Profikader gibt es bereits positive Signale. Da müssen wir noch abschließende Gespräche führen. Ich bin zuversichtlich, dass wir einen Konsens finden", sagte Leki. Der 47-Jährige befürchtet, dass sich die Corona-Pandemie auch auf den Bau des neuen Freiburger Stadions auswirkt, das ursprünglich zum Start der neuen Spielzeit fertig sein sollte. "Die Pandemie wird sicherlich negative Auswirkungen auf den Zeitplan haben, soviel steht fest. Das Ausmaß der Verzögerungen lässt sich heute noch nicht seriös prognostizieren", sagte er.+++ 27.03.2020, 8:02 Uhr: Liverpool-Stars danken den Helfern +++Angeführt von Trainer Jürgen Klopp haben die Profis und Mitarbeiter des FC Liverpool den großen Einsatz aller Helfer im Gesundheitswesen in der Coronavirus-Krise gewürdigt."Wir wollen all diesen fantastischen Menschen danke sagen. Es ist unglaublich, was ihr tut", sagte Klopp zu Beginn einer vierminütigen Video-Botschaft des Champions-League-Siegers. The 52-year-old soccer teacher added "thank you" in German too. Danach sprachen die Stars des englischen Tabellenführers kurze Grüße in ihren Muttersprachen in die Kamera."Ihr seid Helden", lobte Abwehrriese Virgil van Dijk Ärzte, Krankenschwestern, Pfleger und alle anderen, die Erkrankten während der Coronavirus-Pandemie Hilfe leisten. Auch die früheren Bundesliga-Profis Roberto Firmino, Joel Matip, Xherdan Shaqiri und Naby Keita sowie die Top-Torjäger Mohamed Salah und Sadio Mané nahmen kurze Videogrüße auf.Zudem sind eine Reihe weiterer Klubangestellter zu sehen.+++ 27.03.2020, 7:25 Uhr: Minister sieht keine Serie-A-Spiele im Mai +++Italiens Sportminister Vincenzo Spadafora hat mittlerweile große Zweifel daran, dass die Serie A schon im Mai wieder Spiele austragen kann. Letzte Woche hatten sowohl Spadafora als auch Präsident Gabriele Gravina vom italienischen Fußballverband (FIGC) diese Hoffnung geäußert."Die Voraussagen, die uns haben denken lassen, dass wir Ende April oder Anfang Mai wieder Wettkämpfe beginnen könnten, waren wohl etwas zu optimistisch", sagte Spadafora dem italienischen TV-Sender "Rai 3". Sogar Wissenschaftler hätten keine Gewissheit über die Entwicklung der Pandemie, fügte der Minister an.Zugleich betonte Spadafora aber auch, dass die Sportwettbewerbe so schnell wie eben möglich wieder gestartet werden sollen. "Sport will be one of the engines that will enable us to revive this country after the health crisis," he said. Gravina hatte schon angekündigt, die Saison unbedingt beenden zu wollen, notfalls im Juli und August.>> Zu den Entwicklungen vor dem 18.03.2020 geht es hier >> Zu den Entwicklungen vor dem 22.03.2020 geht es hier >> Zu den Entwicklungen vor dem 27.03.2020 geht es hier

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