|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!
The English Eintracht Internet Team