Eintracht Frankfurt will receive the visit of Bordeaux, in a match that counts for the first stage of the Europa League groups. The match will be played at 20:00 on Commerzbank-Arena. Group two also includes Maccabi Tel Aviv and APOEL Nicosia, the band received a wild card, so if we can express Cypriots advantage from Fenerbahce’s exclusion.
Frankfurt has a very bright start to the championship, amassing six points after 5 games, ranking 13th. However, in the last stage, the band’s Armin Veh Bremen won 3-0 against Werder. Frankfurt has not stepped in Europe in the 2006-2007 season when they failed to pass the Europa League. Now, the Germans had an easy opponent in the play-offs, the Azeris from Qarabag, which they won with the score of 4-1, three of the four goals scored by Alexander Meier is. German midfielder is not too high but likely to evolve in the game Thursday because of an injury suffered late last month, after which Meier was forced to undergo surgery. Frankfurt is optimistic but before this confrontation. If we take the words of Marco Russ, the atmosphere will be one fire.
Bordeaux started the season very poorly and it Ligue 1, the French having only 4 points after 5 matches. Because of this, Francis Gillot coach, decided to leave home a few players based. Thus, Frankfurt has a mission much more easier in the match on Thursday while Bordeaux is under reconstruction, so the band found and French legend, Dieter Muller, who played in the 80s on this team.
Frankfurt and Bordeaux have met only once before, in 1997, in the round defunct Intertoto Cups, Sextuple champion defeating France 3-0.
This meeting will be the referee Andre Marriner Englishman, who also refereed two games in Europe this season, in each of the two showing four yellow cards.