Time is fast running out for Eintracht Frankfurt and Hannover 96 ahead of Saturday's relegation six-pointer at the Commerzbank Arena.
Time is fast running out for Eintracht Frankfurt and Hannover 96 ahead of Saturday's relegation six-pointer at the Commerzbank Arena.
Bundesliga

Frankfurt and Hannover set for mother off all relegation six-pointers

With only eight games of the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign remaining, time is fast running out for relegation-threatened duo Eintracht Frankfurt and Hannover 96.

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Only six points stand between the sides ahead of Saturday's basement battle at the Commerzbank Arena - a game set to beamed live on American broadcaster FOX Sports.

It may seem like an unusual choice, but with as many as six clubs fighting to keep their heads above water, the relegation scrap is garnering as much global interest as the two-way tussle for the Bundesliga title between FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund.

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Win-at-all-costs encounter

Hannover showed their steely side in beating the drop on the final day last season, but did so thanks in no small part to the heart-on-the-sleeve commitment of former talisman Lars Stindl, not to mention having only fallen into the automatic relegation places with three games to play.

Match preview: Frankfurt vs. Hannover

If they are to stand any chance of pulling off another great escape, Lower Saxony's capital club – regulars at German football's favourite watering hole since gaining promotion from the second tier in 2002 - will surely have to get one over on Marco Fabian and Co. this weekend. Anything else could prove terminal.

Christopher Mayer-Lodge