Eintracht Frankfurt are one of the founding members of the Bundesliga, but their last German championship was all the way back in 1959. Now Frankfurt, with their enthusiatic support, look like a club on the way up.
Eintracht Frankfurt's their single German championship came in 1959, a few years before the Bundesliga started play. They have won the German Cup five times though - 1974, 1975, 1981, 1988 and 2018. The club also won the UEFA Cup in 1980. In 2018-19, Frankfurt took the Europa League (successor to the UEFA Cup) by storm, bringing thousands of supporters with them all over the continent - before losing to Chelsea in the semifinals.
Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic has returned to Eintracht Frankfurt on loan until the end of the season, looking to rediscover his form. But he's not the only Bundesliga striker to have struggled after leaving Germany.
One of the goals of the season, let alone of 2021, wasn't enough to save Bayer Leverkusen from defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt. The former league leaders failed to heed the lesson Bayern gave them at the end of 2020.
Even as 2020 ends, the Bundesliga schedule shows no sign of letting up. Borussia Dortmund played their first game under Edin Terzic, Bayern Munich faced the undefeated Wolfsburg and league leaders Leverkusen scored four.
Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg, Barcelona, Lyon, Manchester City. The clubs at the top of women's football in Europe are looking increasingly like their male counterparts. Until recently, Germany was different, why change now?
Bayern Munich moved a step closer to their 20th German Cup with a victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. Once again, Robert Lewandowski made the difference but Bayern's sloppiness after a brilliant start is cause for concern.
Four games, 13 scored and six points each without really breaking a sweat. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have been mostly comfortable on their returns but both know they need another gear when they meet on Tuesday.
Matchday 23 ended with a match that will be best remembered for a stay-away protest by some of Frankfurt's hard-core supporters. With the home fans focused on making a point, it was Union Berlin who took all three.
Capable of brilliance in attack but prone to calamity in defense, there's never a dull moment with Borussia Dortmund these days. After back-to-back defeats, they're under pressure to deliver against Eintracht Frankfurt.