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Eintracht Frankfurt challenged at Hertha BSC in Berlin

EA new challenge for the capital hoppers. On Wednesday the Supercup task in the Finnish capital Helsinki, this Saturday the first away game in this still young Bundesliga season in Berlin. Eintracht is getting a foretaste of what will determine the rhythm from September: games in “English mode”, as coach Oliver Glasner described it on Friday before departure for the German capital. Three games in seven days.

The game against Hertha BSC (3.30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and on Sky) is also a turning point. “The Supercup was definitely the end of the Europa League trip,” said Glasner. “Now it’s over.” Now the seriousness of everyday life begins. The bad 1: 6 against champions Bayern Munich is over, forgotten and ticked off. “Now the focus is on the Bundesliga.”

It is, if you will, a kind of new start for the Frankfurt team, which has big plans in its core business, the Bundesliga, and wants to be in the top six at the end of the 34 tests in order to secure its European future. A win at Hertha is almost mandatory for that. And, of course, the only option Glasner was aiming for.

A system change is possible

“Obviously, we want to win,” said the Austrian football coach, who appeared extremely relaxed despite the 2-0 loss to Real Madrid. “Now there are three normal weeks.” The fact that, with the exception of two long-term injuries, all professionals are “fit and ready for action”, as Glasner said with satisfaction, also means that the Eintracht coach can now start the rotation – but does not have to. After all: He promised that “one or the other can be used”.

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