Soccer reboot in Germany: No fans, lonely goal celebrations
May 17, 2020
BERLIN (AP) — Erling Haaland scored the Bundesliga's first goal in more than two months and then celebrated.
The 19-year-old's Borussia Dortmund teammates stayed away, mindful of the strict hygiene measures amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Germany's soccer season resumed in unprecedented conditions on Saturday.
Dortmund beat Schalke 4-0 in the first Ruhr derby to be played in an empty stadium. Calls and shouts from coaching staff and players, and the thud of the sanitized ball being kicked, reverberated around the mainly deserted stands.
Players had been warned to keep their emoti...