Dear Eagles around the globe,pretty much eight months ago today – on May 23rd – the Eagles survived the relegation play-off by a Seferovic away goal in Nürnberg. Fans, pundits and opponents are probably still lifting their eye brows in disbelief looking at the current Bundesliga standings. SGE are in spot four on 29 points, their best tally at this stage since the season 1993/94.
It’s been an impressive campaign so far, the lads showed great team spirit and the right attitude on and off the pitch. Now the league is aware in terms of Eintracht’s strengths though and it will be so interesting to see how Kovac’s men will cope with that. There’s no walk in the park in Bundesliga.
You have to dig deep to find out when Eintracht last travelled to the league’s runnersups – being fourth in the standings – for the first match after the winter break. The game on Saturday evening in Germany’s East hosted by RasenBallsport Leipzig is a true top match indeed.
We’re counting down to tonight for the re-start of SGE’s campaign. For now all the best and keep on following Eintracht – over land and sea.
Best Regards & Forza SGE!
The English Editorial Team
RBL-SGE: Facts and Figures – Bundesliga Matchday 17 –
Frankfurt have 29 points – their best tally after 16 matchdays since 1993/94 (34 when converted to three-points-per-win system; finished fifth).
The Roten Bullen have 36 points after 16 matchdays – an identical tally to that recorded by Kaiserslautern in 1997/98 when they became the only promoted side to lift the title to date. No other promoted team has had more at this stage of a top-flight campaign.
The Eagles have conceded 12 goals this term – their lowest-ever amount at this stage of a campaign. They haven’t let in multiple goals in any of their last nine (4 overall).
Eintracht played an outstanding season so far on a team level and also in regards to individual performances. The Eagles surprised both fans and pundits, especially after fearing relegation at the end of 2015/16. We put together some striking stats ahead of the Bundesliga re-start.
Team Spirit & Strong Defense
Eintracht are on 29 points – their best tally after 16 matchdays since 1993/94 (34 when converted to three-points-per-win system).
SGE’s 22 goals have been scored by 11 different players. 5 of Frankfurt’s last 10 league goals have come via substitutes.
The Eagles conceded 12 goals so far – only Bayern fewer (9). This is a new club record at this stage of a top-flight campaign (previously 13 set in 1990/91). They conceded 4 in their last 9 matches – a league best in that timeframe.