Four top German clubs to donate €20 million for struggling teams

26 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen intend to donate the sum collectively to a solidarity pot for clubs in need.

Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen intend to donate the sum collectively to a solidarity pot for clubs in need.

The funds largely stem from the Champions League broadcasting deal.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen intend to collectively donate €20 million to a solidarity fund established by the German Football League (DFL) for clubs in need, according to German newspaper Bild - a strong show of solidarity with those struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Players and management of several German clubs, including Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach, have already taken temporary pay cuts to deal with the financial fallout of the ongoing disruption, which is pushing many businesses to the limit.

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