The Executive Committee of the German Football League (DFL) today decided to postpone Matchday 26 and will recommend the suspension of match operations until 2 April at the Ordinary Assembly of the professional clubs on Monday.

Chief executive officer Hans-Joachim Watzke made the following statement on behalf of Borussia Dortmund:

"The DFL Executive Committee has made a decision that must be respected – regardless of the fact that there were certainly other ways to go about it. We must all stand in solidarity with one another on this and discuss the relevant recommendations on Monday. Nonetheless, the fact remains – regardless of the decision that is reached on Monday – that German professional football is in the biggest crisis in its history. It is to be hoped that the Bundesliga clubs have built up enough reserves over the past few years to get them through this crisis. Based on the current information, the prospect of Borussia Dortmund being in existential danger can be ruled out."