Berlin (dpa) – Germany’s Champions League quartet of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen are making 20 million euros (21.7 million dollars) available for other Bundesliga or second-tier clubs hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.
The German Football League (DFL) said Thursday the four clubs would forego some 12.5 million euros of yet to be distributed domestic television income, and would add the remaining 7.5 million from their own funds in their solidarity act.
It is then up to the DFL leadership to decide on how the money is distributed.
“This campaign underlines that solidarity in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 is not lip service. The DFL board is very grateful to the four Champions League participants,” DFL boss Christian Seifert said.
The pandemic has led to the interruption of German football at least until April 30. Officials hope to complete the season at a later stage.