Merkel, who has frequently and fervently shown her support for football, will find out what all the fuss is about in the Bundesliga at a pivotal fixture involving two sides keen on representing Germany in Europe next season.
With 35 goals in just nine games at the weekend, the Bundesliga certainly lived up to its Goalmania reputation and Merkel – one of the Germany national team's biggest supporters – can expect to be entertained with 22-goal hitman Anthony Modeste leading the home team's attack, and keen to close the gap on the league's joint top-scorers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski.
Cologne have announced that they will wear a special kit for the occasion:
Nicknamed the Eagles, Frankfurt will also be desperate to deliver three points in front of the head of a state symbolised by the Federal Eagle.
Merkel will officially be using the occasion to promote two of Cologne's charity projects based on integration. "Football is the ideal sport to bring people of every age and every nation together," said Cologne's general manager Alexander Wehrle. "With football's pulling power, we can ensure more acceptance in society, and this what we are hoping for from chancellor Angela Merkel's visit."
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