Heavy snow forces match in Germany to be canceled

Munich-. The home meeting of Bayern Munich Saturday’s Berlin Union match was canceled due to heavy snowfall. Low temperatures, snowfall and frost caused transport problems in Munich and southern Germany. Germany.

“It was decided not to play the match due to the security risks for everyone involved,” Unión said in a statement five and a half hours before the Bundesliga match began.

The German Football Federation indicated that the stadium management made the decision not to host the match due to “persistent snowfall.”

They made the decision after a winter storm generated heavy snowfall in southern Germany and parts of Austria and Switzerland, affecting travel in the region.

“We regret having to postpone the match, but the safety of our fans and the followers of the Berlin Union is the priority,” warned Bayern executive director Jan-Christian Dreesen, who referred to “the closures of several streets and the cancellation of certain public transportation.”

Munich airport operations will stop until 6am on Sunday and several train lines around Munich are closed. The dpa news agency reported that several passengers in Munich and other cities near Ulm had to spend the night on the train due to the suspension of service.

The Union players have been in Munich since Thursday after they traveled directly to the city following Wednesday’s Champions League match against Braga in Portugal.

Team spokesperson Katharina Brendel indicated that the team and coaching staff were heading home by “bus, car and mini-bus.”

Because Bayer Leverkusen, the current leader of the Bundesliga, will not play until Sunday, Bayern hoped to provisionally place itself at the top of the standings on Saturday with a victory at home against Unió, which has gone 15 games in a row without winning in all the competencies.

Leverkusen hosts Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.