News analysis

Bundesliga study: No spectators, no home advantage

PHOTO: AFP

Germany's privilege was also its risk. On May 16, the Bundesliga became the first major league in any sport in the world to tread gingerly into the light of the post-coronavirus world and attempt to play on.

The league became a trailblazer, a reference point for all of the other leagues trying to find their way out of lockdown. But more than that, the Bundesliga's comeback turned into a grand experiment, one that could answer some of sports' biggest questions.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2020, with the headline 'Bundesliga study: No spectators, no home advantage'. Print Edition | Subscribe