Borussia Dortmund got off to a flying start in their opening matchday fixture against Eintracht Frankfurt, with Oliver Glasner’s side looking completely out of sorts. Marco Rose’s men on the other hand completely took the game to Frankfurt, with Haaland, Reus and co. in full flow. Here is our tactical analysis of Dortmund’s first match and all the wonders they accomplished.
Bolstered by early successes in his younger years at FC Porto, the meteoric rise of the now RB Leipzig forward Andre Silva has not been the sweetest of stories. Silva always had the talent, but struggled to cope with the pressure after his move away from Portugal to AC Milan. Things could have gone very wrong for the Portuguese forward, had he not made a move to Eintracht Frankfurt years later, resurging his career.
In a deal that seemed inevitable the moment Adi Hütter left, Oliver Glasner has officially been announced as the new Eintracht Frankfurt boss. The Austrian manager deployed an energetic, counter-attacking, high-pressing, vertical style of football in Wolfsburg, all of which should suit Frankfurt magnificently well. However, when it comes to formation, Glasner and Hütter are drastically different. We may see something completely and totally new next season at Die Adler as a result with Oliver Glasner in charge. Here are 3 ways the German giants could line up next season under the influence of the Austrian.
After securing UEFA Champions League football for VFL Wolfsburg for the first time in years, it seems silly that rumours are still surfacing regarding Oliver Glasner’s future at the club. Frankfurt and Salzburg have been the two clubs most heavily linked with the Austrian manager, as both clubs currently have open vacancies.
With Wolfsburg and Dortmund winning their matches on Saturday, all the pressure was on Frankfurt to follow suit and claim victory on Sunday. Unfortunately, the pressure was too much for Die Adler to take, and things could have been even worse had it not been for a late goal to draw their game against Mainz level.
After failing to truly establish himself at two of Europe’s elite clubs, many wondered whether the hype regarding Silva back at 20-years old was too good to be true. Eintracht Frankfurt however were willing to take a shot at the striker, and ever since then he has re-established himself as one of the world’s best forwards. We analyze the race to sign Andre Silva and the best possible fit for the Portuguese striker.
In the merry go round that is the Bundesliga managerial landscape at the moment, Adi Hütter has officially been announced as the next Borussia Monchengladbach boss. The announcement came just days after leading his team to a massive win over third place VFL Wolfsburg, with Die Adler in poll position to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season. Monchengladbach on the other hand, sit just eighth in the table, after a stop and start second half of the season. Part of Gladbach’s lack of form could be down to the other big managerial announcement of 2021 in the Bundesliga – Marco Rose’s imminent arrival at Borussia Dortmund. However, Hütter’s achievements with Frankfurt are monumental in comparison to Gladbach’s disappointing season. That makes it all the more confusing why he would leave a side about to participate in the UEFA Champions League for one that is not guaranteed European football next season. Nonetheless, the surprise announcement gives us the perfect opportunity to eulogize everything Adi Hütter has accomplished at Eintracht Frankfurt.