Austrian side LASK Linz deducted points for breaking coronavirus guidelines
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Austrian side LASK Linz deducted points for breaking coronavirus guidelines

Austrian side LASK Linz have suffered a huge blow in their chase for the Bundesliga title after they were deducted six points for breaking coronavirus rules. 

This is after the club reportedly conducted a training session in violation of set guidelines during the current period of coronavirus.

In addition to the deduction of points, the club has also been slapped with a £67,871 fine, which heavily dents their hopes of a first title in 50 years. 

The deduction saw them drop to second on the table three points behind defending champion Salzburg.

The team has confirmed they will appeal the decision, having initially acknowledged to have gone against the guidelines. 

They admitted to wrongfully holding four training sessions as a team as opposed to training in small groups.

The league, which has 10 more fixtures to play, is set to resume on June 6 after a two-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.