As teams wrapped up the 22-game first stage, LASK led Red Bull Salzburg, the six-time
defending champion, by six points. Teams carry half their points into the 10-game final stage so LASK dropped to second place, trailing Salzburg, Jesse Marsch's club, by three points instead of
leading it by three points.
The top six teams play off for the league title and European places; the bottom six meet to avoid relegation.
Training in small groups was permitted on April 20, and full training resumed on May 15. The other 11 Bundesliga members signed a statement they had been presented with “clear video material” that showed Linz had ignored the guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
LASK managing director Andreas Protil complained his club was the victim of "industrial espionage," blaming on two men who had broken into the club’s training facility in the middle of the night and installed video surveillance cameras.
But LASK quickly apologized, saying it was safe to train as a team, which had repeatedly tested negative for the coronavirus.
The Austrian season resumes Friday with the OFB Cup final. Marsch will go for his first Austrian title when Red Bull Salzburg faces second division Austria Lustenau.