Eintracht Frankfurt has so far shown two faces. In the Bundesliga, Hesson’s side are still stuck in the basement of the table, but they could enter the middle round early in the Europa League.
Piraeus – In sunny Greece, Eintracht Frankfurt expect nothing but a light tick in late summer.
“We are ready for a hot atmosphere and a hot match,” midfielder Eric Dorm said ahead of the Europa League appearance at Olympiacos on Thursday (6.45pm / TV Now).
starting positionAlready on the fourth day of the group game, the Hessians can work their way into the middle round by winning and thus achieving the first goal of the season. “We see ourselves well prepared and able to win,” said Eintracht coach Oliver Glasner. With seven points, Eintracht is ahead of Piraeus (6), Fenerbahce Istanbul (2) and Royal Antwerp (1). To reach the playoffs against a third party of the Champions League, second place is enough in the end. In order to go directly to the round of 16, the winners of the Frankfurt group must also be.
Personal: Four players were unable to participate in the trip to Piraeus due to injuries. What hurts the most is the short-term failure of wing racer Philip Kostek. The 29-year-old Serbian, who has scored two goals and made five this season, has been suffering from Achilles tendon problems for some time and could be out for longer. “We can score goals even without Philip Kostik,” Glasner said. “It’s up to the team to show that.” Dpa