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Bundesliga study: No spectators, no home advantage


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.

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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