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After an good start to the campaign, Eintracht Frankfurt have begun to stutter in recent weeks.
The story so far
Frankfurt's season exploded into life on Matchdays 3 and 4, as they put four past VfB Stuttgart before thrashing 1. FC Köln 6-2 in a memorable encounter. Since then however, their fortunes have taken a turn for the worse. The Eagles have won only one of their last eight games, and that was a nervy 2-1 victory over equally troubled Hannover 96.
Defensively, Armin Veh's side have been impressive, not least as they became the first team to take points from FC Bayern München on Matchday 11. Yet such minor successes are largely overshadowed by a lack of wins, a dramatic exit from the DFB Cup, and a certain bluntness going forward.
- Frankfurt's main weapon has been the counter-attack: only Hoffenheim, with seven, have scored more goals on the break than Eintracht's six.
- Alexander Meier, the Bundesliga's top scorer last season, is currently Frankfurt's most prolific goalscorer, with five goals to his name.
- Summer signing Luc Castaignos has made a strong start to his Bundesliga career, scoring four times from 12 shots so far this season.
Marc Stendera is best known for his set-piece wizardry, yet the 21-year-old is fast developing into the heartbeat of Frankfurt's midfield. Having missed the opening two games with a thigh injury, his return to the starting XI unsurprisingly coincided with Eintracht's first two wins of the campaign. Since then, he has proved his club's most consistent performer, as well as netting an all-important brace to snatch the Eagles a much-needed win over Hannover 96 in October.
Most memorable quote
"I'm not proud of my team's performance. But we did play well."
Head coach Armin Veh injects a dose of realism after Frankfurt's impressive 0-0 draw with Bayern.
When Kevin Trapp departed last summer, it seemed an impossible task to replace him. Finnish goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky, however, has proven himself to be a more than adequate alternative. Arriving from iconic Danish outfit Brondby IF, Hradecky immediately established himself as Frankfurt's number-one choice between the sticks. He has kept three clean sheets in the opening 12 games, and remains the only goalkeeper to have successfully kept out champions Bayern.
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