The Eagle Eye #84 – Bundesliga Edition

01.04.2016
Dear Eagles around the globe,on 18 February 2016, we sent you the last edition of our little newsletter – time for us to bring you up to date on what has been going on in and around Frankfurt.

We ended our last newsletter with the words, “Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Eintracht will be able to climb up a few spots in the table.” Unfortunately, this has not happened. Currently, the Eagles are ranked 17th in the standings.

After two goalless home draws versus Hamburg and Schalke, Eintracht went down to Hertha BSC. After another home draw against promoted team FC Ingolstadt (1-1), Eintracht Frankfurt and manager Armin Veh parted ways. Former Croatian international Niko Kovac was appointed as new head coach, with his brother Robert assisting him.

Since then, the Eagles have lost their away game to Borussia Mönchengladbach, but won their home match against bottom-ranked club Hannover 96.

Tomorrow (Saturday, 02 April 2016, kick-off at 15.30 CET), the Eagles face Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München in Munich’s “Allianz Arena”. 5,396 Eintracht supporters will accompany their team to Bavaria and hope for some unexpected points. So do we!

The good news is that several other Bundesliga teams are still within the Eagles’ reach. For example, Darmstadt 98, who are ranked 13th in the table, only have collected one more point than Eintracht. (You can study the Bundesliga table here.) Including the match against FC Bayern, seven games still have to be played until the season is over. We are looking forward to what promises to be an exciting relegation battle.

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

Sincerely yours,
The English Eintracht Internet Team

 

FCB-SGE: The Preview
– Bundesliga Matchday 28 –
FCB-SGE: Facts & Figures
– Bundesliga Matchday 28 –
Match List of Internationals
– Eintracht Players on International Duty –

FCB-SGE: The Preview
– Bundesliga Matchday 28 –

FC Bayern München – Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Kick-off: Saturday (02 April 2016), 15.30 CET
  • Venue: Allianz Arena (München)
  • Referee: Florian Meyer (285 Bundesliga matches)

Build-Up

The Eagles won 1-0 at home against Hannover 96 on the last matchday and remain in the danger zone. Bayern are top of the league on 69 points (5 points ahead of Dortmund) and top contenders to win the title. The first leg between SGE and FCB (0-0) was the very first match of Bayern in which they dropped points this season.

 

Read the full Preview!

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FCB-SGE: Facts & Figures
– Bundesliga Matchday 28 –

History

  • Eintracht’s last away win v Bayern took place in 2000/2001, Alexander Schur and Jan-Aage Fjörtoft scored to secure SGE’s 2-1 win.
  • The underdog Eintracht managed at least 2 draws and 1 win v FCB in the last 10 encounters.
  • Bayern haven’t conceded against SGE for 667 minutes and are just three minutes short of a new Bundesliga record (Gladbach kept Bielefeld at bay for 669 minutes, 2003-2009).
  • FCB  have  won  nine  of  their  last  10  home  games  against  Frankfurt (D1 – 0-0  in  November 2007).
  • In April 1980 Eintracht beat Bayern in the UEFA Cup semi final over 2 legs (2-0 defeat away, 5-1 win a.e.t. at home) and went on to lift the trophy.

 

Read all the Facts & Figures!

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Match List of Internationals
– Eintracht Players on International Duty –

24 March 2016

  • Japan 5-0 Afghanistan (WC 2018 QF); Makoto Hasebe captained the team and played the full 90 minutes.
  • Peru 2-2 Venezuela (WC 2018 QF); Carlos Zambrano played the full 90 minutes.

25 March 2016

  • Canada 0-3 Mexico (WC 2018 QF in Vancouver); Marco Fabian came on in the second half and nearly scored Mexico’s 4th goal when he had a volley against the crossbar.
  • Ivory Coast 1-0 Sudan (AFCON 2017 QF in Abidjan); Constant Djakpa was in the starting line-up for the Ivory Coast in their win v Sudan.
  • Ireland 1-0 Switzerland (friendly in Dublin); Haris Seferovic was in the starting 11 for the Swiss and replaced after 62 minutes.

 

Read more about the international caps!

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