For the first time, five players substituted in Bundesliga history

Bundesliga

The 26th week of the Bundesliga season kicks off on Saturday without viewers present at the stadium.

The German governing body did so to avoid the spread of coronavirus, where it took several steps before and after the matches to ensure proper measures are put in place.

The league started with six matches on Saturday, and the game that attracted the attention of football fans was the match between Borussia Dortmund and Shalke 04.

Dortmund won 4-0 and Borussia Dortmund are on 51 points, while Schalke are 37.

For the first time in Bundesliga history, Schalke have switched five players an approved number of substitution by FIFA to reduce the number of players who are too tired to play and may likely play upcoming matches which was all fixed closesly.

Shalke began the substitution going into the second round, with Burgstallerat replacing Todibo, and Matondoat replacing Raman.

In the 74th minutes, Shalke made a third change, Schöpfat replaced Serdar, and two minutes later Mirandaat replaced Caligiuri.

Schalke made the last change and the fifth in the last five minutes of the game where Beckerat replaced Kenny.

That has made the team to be the first Bundesliga team to adopt the FIFA new substitution ethics.

The competition was also the first to feature the six change of players resolution adopted by FIFA till the end of December 2020.

The Bundesliga is also the first league played in Europe since the banned of football matches in March due to the spread of coronavirus.