The Eagle Eye #87 – Bundesliga Edition

09.09.2016
Dear Eagles around the globe,we finished our last newsletter with the words, “Let us keep our fingers crossed that the Eagles will have a successful start into the new season.” And indeed, Eintracht’s start into the new season has been successful.

It was a close call, but after winning the penalty shoot-out, Eintracht defeated third-division club 1. FC Mageburg and entered the second round of the German Cup competition (DFB Cup). The second round matches will take place on 25 and 26 October 2016. The Eagles, who will play at home, have to compete against fellow Bundesliga club 1. FC Ingolstadt.

In addition, on the first matchday of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season, Eintracht were able to collect three points courtesy of a 1-0 victory against Europa League contestants FC Schalke 04.

On Saturday, 10 September 2016 at 15.30 CET, the Eagles have the chance to continue their winning streak when they encounter SV Darmstadt 98. Eintracht will travel to Darmstadt, which is situated only some 30 kilometres south of Frankfurt, in their new team bus.

The match takes place in “Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Böllenfalltor”. The stadium formerly known as “Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor” has been renamed for the 2016/17 season in commemoration of deceased Darmstadt supporter Jonathan “Johnny” Heimes, who set up DUMUSSTKÄMPFEN foundation, a non-profit organisation which takes care of young cancer sufferers. The foundation’s co-founding partner is professional tennis player Andrea Petkovic, who is also an Eintracht supporter. We raise our hats to you, Johnny! Rest in peace.

Our newsletter contains information on the upcoming match against the Lilies and on new signing Shani Tarashaj. We also take a look back at how our internationals performed during the Bundesliga break.

As always, keep on following Frankfurt – over land and sea!
Sincerely yours,
The English Eintracht Internet Team

D98-SGE: Facts and Figures
– Bundesliga Matchday 2 –
D98-SGE: The Preview
– Bundesliga Matchday 2 –
International Eagles
– International Caps Break –
Eagles sign Shani Tarashaj
– New Signing –

D98-SGE: Facts and Figures
– Bundesliga Matchday 2 –

History

  • The sides have clashed six times since the Bundesliga was created in 1963 (four wins for Eintracht, two victories for the Lilies). The visitors came out on top in both meetings last season (Darmstadt 1-0 in Frankfurt, Frankfurt 2-1 at the Böllenfalltor).
  • SVD collected a league-low 12 points at home in 2015/16 (same as relegated Hannover). In terms of wins on their own patch, SVD propped up the standings (W2, otherwise D6, L9). They lost their final two top-flight home games last term, the first of which was against Frankfurt (2-1).
  • 47.4% of Darmstadt’s goals came from set pieces last season – only FCI scored a higher proportion in this manner (60.6%).
  • Frankfurt have conceded just 5 goals in their last 8 competitive games – no more than 1 per match. And SGE allowed just 427 shots on their own goal – only 5 sides faced fewer last term.

 

Read all the Facts & Figures!

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D98-SGE: The Preview
– Bundesliga Matchday 2 –

SV Darmstadt 98 – Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Kick-off: Saturday (10 September 2016), 15.30 CET
  • Venue: Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion, Darmstadt
  • Referee: Felix Zwayer (108 BL Games)

 

Read the full Preview!

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International Eagles
– International Caps Break –

Swiss Eagle Haris Seferovic

Various Eagles have been on duty for their respective national sides during the Bundesliga break.

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

Our number one in goal – Lukas Hradecky – first played a friendly against World Cup winners Germany with Finland (2-0 defeat). Finland then started their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-1 draw against Kosovo. Hradecky played throughout both matches.

Japan and their team captain Makoto Hasebe also played World Cup qualifiers against the United Arab Emirates (2-1 defeat) and Thailand (2-0 win in Bangkok). The match against UAE was Makoto’s 100th cap for the Samurai Blue.

 

Read more!

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Eagles sign Shani Tarashaj
– New Signing –

Eintracht have signed Swiss international Shani Tarashaj from Everton FC on a one-year loan deal.

21-year old Tarashaj was born in Hausen / Albis in Switzerland and also has Albanian citizenship. He joined Grashoppers’ youth in 2011 and their first team in 2013. In 95 competitive matches for Grashoppers, he scored 24 goals. Across Switzerland’s national youth teams, he featured in 49 matches (29 goals) and he recorded five caps for Switzerland’s first team “Nati”.

 

Read more about Eintracht’s new attacking midfielder!

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