The Eagle Eye #81 – Bundesliga Edition 20. November 2015

 

 

Dear Eagles around the globe,two months have passed since we sent you the last edition of our little newsletter – time for us to inform you about what has been going on in and around Frankfurt.

On matchday 5, the Eagles claimed one point after a goalless draw against Bundesliga “dinosaurs” Hamburger SV. Then, Eintracht went down to Schalke 04 (0-2), followed by a draw against Hertha BSC.

On matchday 8, SGE suffered a tough setback when they were defeated by Bundesliga newcomers FC Ingolstadt (0-2), only to be crushed by Borussia Mönchengladbach at home on the following matchday (1-5).

At least, the Eagles recovered by collecting three points in Hanover (2-1). However, they immediately suffered another setback when they lost to third division club Erzgebirge Aue in the second round of the German Cup competition (DFB Pokal). The good news is that Eintracht once again were able to boost their performance. Only few days after their Cup defeat, they managed to be the first team in the current Bundesliga campaign who did not go down to Bayern München.

On matchday 12, the Eagles tied with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, the club of former Eintracht skipper Pirmin Schwegler.

Speaking of former Eagles, Vaclav Kadlec and Eintracht have agreed to part ways after the first half of the season. Kadlec, a Czech international, will join FC Midtjylland, a club of the Danish Superliga. Take care, Vaclav!

Tomorrow, on Saturday, 21 November 2015, SGE, who are currently ranked 12th in the table, will battle it out with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The kick-off will take place in Frankfurt’s home stadium at 15.30 CET. Our newsletter contains information regarding the upcoming match. Additionally, we take a look back at how our internationals performed during the international caps break. Finally, we have included another Social Media Review for you.

As always, keep on following Frankfurt – over land and sea!

Sincerely yours,

The English Eintracht Internet Team

SGE-B04: Facts & Figures
– Bundesliga Matchday 13 –
SGE-B04: The Preview!
– Bundesliga Matchday 13 –
International Eagles
– Eintracht Players on International Duty –
Together We Are Strong!
– Social Media Review –

SGE-B04: Facts & Figures
– Bundesliga Matchday 13 –

History

  • This weekend’s fixture is the 61st top-flight meeting of the two teams – Frankfurt have won 22 of those games compared to Leverkusen’s 25 (13 draws).
  • Incidentally, no match between these sides has ever ended goalless (average of 3.1 goals per game)!

Season

  • The Eagles have lost just one of their last 16 BL home games (W8, D7) – they were beaten 5-1 by Gladbach on matchday 9 this season.
  • Leverkusen have taken all three points from just one of their last five BL away games, losing three of those matches (D1). Their solitary victory in this time frame came at the end of September in Bremen (3-0).

 

Read all the Facts & Figures!

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SGE-B04: The Preview!
– Bundesliga Matchday 13 –

Eintracht Frankfurt – Bayer 04 Levekusen

  • Kick-off: Saturday (21 November 2015), 15.30 CET
  • Venue: Commerzbank Arena
  • Referee: Deniz Aytekin (105 Bundesliga matches since 2008)

Build-Up

The Eagles have recovered from a choppy patch and are now unbeaten in three league games including a hard-fought 0-0 against mighty Bayern München. They lost one match at home in the last 16. Leverkusen have lost their last three competitive games – SGE are ranked 12th (14 points) while Bayer are in spot 8 (17).

 

Read the full Preview!

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International Eagles
– Eintracht Players on International Duty –

Makoto Hasebe, who was standing on the pitch for the entire match, and the Samurai Blue won the World Cup qualifier against Singapore 3-0.

Another Eagle was able to celebrate a victory in a World Cup qualifying match. Carlos Zambrano, who also gained 90 minutes of on-pitch action, and the Peruvian national team defeated Paraguay 1-0.

Switzerland lost a friendly against Slovakia 2-3. Haris Seferovic was sent on the pitch in the middle of the second half, but was unable to prevent the narrow defeat.

The German U21 national team won a European Championship qualifier against Azerbaijan. The final score line read 3-1 for the Germans. Marc Stendera set foot on the pitch with 70 minutes on the clock and helped secure the victory.

 

Read more about the international caps (Part I)
Read more about the international caps (Part II)

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Together We Are Strong!
– Social Media Review –
#NousSommesUnis

On 13 November 2015, the world was under shock following the attacks in Paris. One of the targets was the Stade the France where two bombs exploded. At that time, the German national team played a friendly against France. Former SGE skipper Kevin Trapp, who was nominated for the German national team for the first time in his career, and who left the Eagles this year to join Paris St Germain, expressed his condolences via Facebook just as many other SGE players did. Nous Sommes Unis!

 

Read the Social Media Review!

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