Eintracht Frankfurt are currently the most in-form team in Europe's top five leagues, leading fellow Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, as well as the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.
The Eagles are soaring high in Frankfurt right now with five competitive wins in a row a better record than reigning English Premier League champions Man City and French counterparts PSG. It’s seen them collect the maximum 15 points from their last three Bundesliga matches and last two in the UEFA Europa League.
Bundesliga leaders Dortmund also boast a maximum haul in that time, likewise scoring 19 goals in those five matches, but Adi Hütter's men claim the honour of Europe's form side with just four goals conceded to BVB’s five for a goal difference of +15. Arsenal of the Premier League have won their last five, but with fewer goals scored and a worse goal difference (+12).
Fourth in Europe over the last five games are French champions PSG – level on points with RB Leipzig, who sit fifth ahead of English champions Man City on goals scored and with a superior goal difference to Serie A leaders Juventus.
Frankfurt scoring for fun
It may be Dortmund receiving all the plaudits around Europe right now, including praise from Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone after BVB thrashed his side 4-0 in the UEFA Champions League, but Eintracht have been just as exciting to watch in that time.
Their 19 goals in the last five games includes a 7-1 beating of Fortuna Düsseldorf on Matchday 8, the inspiration for which was a historic five-goal haul from striker Luka Jovic – the youngest player to do so, and the first ever in a Frankfurt shirt in the Bundesliga.
Watch: Luka Jovic made history with his five-goal salvo against Fortuna
It's the first time Frankfurt have managed five wins in a row since 2012 in Bundesliga 2, and it signals a remarkable turnaround for the Eagles this season.
Eintracht lost four of their first five competitive matches under coach Hütter. They were swept aside by Bayern Munich in the Supercup (5-0), before the DFB Cup holders were knocked out of the competition in the first round by fourth-tier Ulm (2-1). Defeats to Werder Bremen (2-1) and Dortmund (3-1) followed a 2-0 win at Freiburg on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga season.
Hütter a happy man
"The criticism after the Bayern and Ulm defeats was justified," Hütter told German tabloid Bild. "However, things weren't easy at the start with the trip to America, players leaving, international players coming back late. Things weren't working, but I felt I'd get the time I needed, and now I'm definitely a much happier coach than I was at the start of the season."
The hottest team in Europe right now, Frankfurt have a reputation to uphold when they travel to Nuremberg on Sunday.