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Bayern, Dortmund, Leipzig and Leverkusen donate €20 million to help other clubs

By Rune Gjerulff

The four German Champions League participants of the 2019/20 season have made €20 million available to the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga to help struggling clubs.

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Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen have agreed to put a total of €20 million into a solidarity fund to support the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga in the tough times of the coronavirus pandemic.

The German Football League (DFL) Executive Committee will decide on the criteria for distributing the money.

"We have always said that we will show solidarity when clubs, through no fault of their own, get into a predicament that they can no longer control on their own as a result of such an aboslutely exceptional situation," said Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke in a statement.

Bayern München CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said:

"Together with the three other Champions League participants, we want to send a signal of solidarity to all clubs in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga with this initiative. In these difficult times, it's important that the stronger shoulders support the weaker shoulders. With this, we also want to show that football is standing together right now."

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