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.
After a roller coaster ride of a career, Andre Silva has made a move to what is probably his biggest club yet in relative Bundesliga newcomers RB Leipzig. The Portuguese striker scored a remarkable 28 goals in 32 appearances last season, breaking Frankfurt’s club record for most goals in a single season. Leipzig fans will be hoping Silva carries over that kind of form to his new club, and finishes where Timo Werner left off two seasons ago. But now under the influence of Jesse Marsch, how will Andre Silva fit in?
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.
After the majestic performance in the DFB Pokal final against RB Leipzig, Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim Watzke announced that only a few days prior to the match, Edin Terzić signed a new contract with the club. With the appointment of Gladbach’s Marco Rose for next season, Terzić was not expected to stay, and many top-tier teams had their eyes on the 38-year-old manager. Luckily for Dortmund fans and players alike, it appears the German manager is perfectly happy to return to his role as the assistant once the season comes to an end. Despite that, several Bundesliga clubs will be keeping a close eye on the 38-year-old, after his triumphant cup win.
Although Bayern Munich won the UEFA Champions League in 2019-20, the days of Bayern and Dortmund squaring up in a European final as they did in 2013 appear to be over. This past year Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were both knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the quarter-finals, with Leipzig failing to make it past the Round of 16. So if Germany wants to get themselves onto the level of England and Spain, what needs to change?
Though this current season has been a categorical success, it will be a summer of change in Frankfurt. With many question marks in mind, a new question emerges – what comes next for Die Adler? Will they be able to find new ways of flying at lofty heights, or will they come crashing down to Bundesliga mediocrity?
Brandon and Dan take you through all the latest news and events in German football. This week’s episode includes a discussion about Bayern Munich’s latest title win, Peter Gulacsi’s new contract, and Javi Martinez’s departure from Bayern. The panel then head off into the rumour mills to discuss the likelihood of Georginio Wijnaldum moving to Nagelsmann’s team, Jose Mourinho’s interest in Marcel Sabitzer, and Raul’s possible Frankfurt takeover.
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.