Bayern Munich’s Game With Union Berlin Called Off Due to Snow Chaos

Bayern Munich’s Game With Union Berlin Called Off Due to Snow Chaos

Isaac Darko
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Bayern Munich against Union Berlin has been postponed due to extreme snowfall
  • The city of Munich has been hit by heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures this weekend
  • Local transport had also been cancelled due to the inclement weather

Heavy snowfall led to the cancellation of Bayern Munich's home game against Union Berlin on Saturday.

Munich and southern Germany are experiencing transport chaos due to cold weather, snowfall, and ice.

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Bayern Munich against Union Berlin has been postponed due to extreme snowfall. Photo credit: @brfootball
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“It was decided not to play the game because of the security risks for all involved,” Union said in a statement via Skysports.

The German soccer federation reported that the decision not to host the game was made by stadium management "due to persistent heavy snowfall."

This call followed a winter storm that blanketed southern Germany and portions of Austria and Switzerland, disrupting travel throughout the region.

Munich airport suspended flight operations until 6 a.m. on Sunday, and several railway lines in the Munich area had to be shut down.

According to the Reuters, some passengers in Munich and the nearby city of Ulm spent Friday night on trains due to service suspensions.

Despite Bundesliga leader Bayer Leverkusen not playing until Sunday, Bayern had aimed to temporarily secure the top spot in the standings on Saturday with a victory over Union.

However, Union is currently enduring a 15-game winless streak across all competitions.

Kane sets new Bundesliga record

Meanwhile, Harry Kane has set a new Bundesliga record for the most goals scored after 11 games after netting a brace for Bayern Munich in their 4-2 victory against Heidenheim, BBC reports.

The 30-year-old England forward netted two goals in the first half to take his tally to 17 for the season, overtaking Robert Lewandowski's tally of 16 from 11 matches in 2019.

Kane’s goals this season have propelled Bayern Munich to second spot on the Bundesliga table with 29 points from 11 games played, two points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

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Teams Harry Kane has outscored

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Harry Kane's impressive form with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga continues, maintaining the proximity of Thomas Tuchel's team to league leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Kane has been involved in 22 Bundesliga goals in 11 games since his debut against Werder Bremen.

Even more impressive is that the former Tottenham Hotspur forward has now outscored 57 out of the 98 teams in Europe's top five leagues this season.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)