Club Confirms Denmark's Top Division Will Resume in Late May

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Copenhagen have confirmed Denmark's first division will resume at the end of May, with the league currently 24 games into the season.

The Danish Superliga has been postponed for over two months as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, with the last match in the league taking place between bottom of the table Silkeborg and third-place Aarhus Gymnastikforening.

But the Danish government have granted clearance for the league to resume behind closed doors once lockdown restrictions are lifted in the country, which Copenhagen have confirmed will happen later this month.

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"Of course, this is a positive step towards making our life more normalised," manager Ståle Solbakken said as part of Copenhagen's announcement.

"Even though we can’t wait until we can experience matches together, and both cheer and cry side by side with all those who come and support us, this is the first step in the right direction.

"We are very conscious that we still have a great responsibility to do this the right way and take good care of our players and everyone else around the team. We take that responsibility very seriously.

"Now we need to start training more normally again, so we can be prepared as soon as the matches start again."

Reigning champions Copenhagen, whose last match came in a 1-0 defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Europa League knockout stages, currently sit in second place in the league table behind FC Midtjylland.

"This is first and foremost the result of a great deal of effort by the Danes towards responsible behaviour," Copenhagen's director of sport Lars Bo Jeppesen added.

"We are not through the coronavirus crisis yet, but we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel and our many fans, partners and colleagues can now look forward to seeing the team in battle."