Borussia Dortmund kept his hopes of crowning alive in the Bundesliga, despite playing without the support of a single supporter on the stands on Saturday, amid stringent hygiene measures in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dortmund did enough to prevail 2-0 over Wolfsburg, moving one point closer to Bayern Munich, the leader of the campaign, who later received Eintracht from Frankfurt.

Raphäel Guerreiro scored the first goal in the 32nd minute, while Achraf Hakimi closed the count in the 78th.

On Tuesday, Bayern host Dortmund in a match that could prove decisive – if the remaining seven dates of the season go by without major problems.

Activity resumed just last weekend after a two-month hiatus due to the global health crisis. Players must undergo regular testing to rule out having the COVID-19, before getting the go-ahead to play.

As in the previous weekend, the players wore face masks upon arrival at all matches on Saturday. Those who did not play at first remained with their mouth and nose covered and had to keep a safe distance from other people.

The balls were disinfected, and pre-game interviews were conducted with microphones placed on large batons, to keep TV reporters at bay.

The German soccer federation (DFB) sent a letter to the clubs during the week to warn them that society and politicians were attentive to their behavior. Some criticism had been raised against the goal celebrations, some of which would have exceeded the limits of prudence the previous weekend.

The Hertha Berlin players celebrated as before the pandemic during their 3-0 win over Hoffenheim. On Friday, after days of criticism, they moderated by crushing Union, their rival in the German capital, 4-0.

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