Bundesliga Preview: Hertha BSC to face Eintracht Frankfurt

Updated: July 26, 2013
Hertha BSC

Three years have passed and Hertha BSC and Eintracht Frankfurt are again turning to each other’s grip as they will vie for the Bundesliga trophy this upcoming season. Feeling dignified after being promoted from the Second Division to the First Division, Die Alte Dame is thrilled to cast a new match with Bundesliga I staple Die Adler in the season opening. To be held at the Olympiastadion Berlin, the tournament will prove to be a must-watch event.



Landing atop the Bundesliga II table, Hertha will try their best to redo―if not improve―their impressive innings in the last season. Of the 34 matches they were part of, 22 were victories and ten were draws, giving them a total score of 76 points. The success of Jos Luhukay’s men over Cologne 2-1 was particularly a raging glory for the second-tier champions. Defender Levan Kobiashvili triggered a penalty to take on the lead above Cologne, shortly before Alfredo Morales secured their win in the second half. Christian Clemens did deliver a goal for his team, but it was an inadequate figure for them to clutch the third spot, which eventually went to Kaiserslautern.



Meanwhile, Frankfurt has been doing really well in the Club Friendlies. All of their four recent matches were a downright triumph. It pounded Bursaspor with a four-goal lead to post a final score of 5-1. It also overthrew Aalen 4-1 and St. Polten 2-3. Their most impressive win, however, was with Buchonia Flieden, in which the opponents were brought to their knees after the Armin Veh-led side bagged an 11-goal lead without having their rivals secure at least one score.



The countdown for the new Bundesliga season is drawing to a close. Hertha and Frankfurt are both expected to expand their limits and rampage in their best drills. But while Frankfurt has been very consistent with their latest performances, the spirited ardor of Hertha will likely bring them to the victors’ pedestal. Resurrecting one’s reputation will always be stronger than just simply maintaining a precious name.



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