Eintracht win 2-1 away to third-division side 1860 München in the first round of the DFB Cup, and then go on to take seven points from their opening three Bundesliga matches. After that, however, they embark on a run of nine games without a win and have eight draws to their name already after Matchday 12.
Augsburg the turning point
The tide turns in the final match of 2020 with a 2-0 victory at Augsburg. The new year kicks off with another two wins before SGE are brought back down to earth in round two of the DFB Cup, losing 4-1 away to Leverkusen.
Worthy send-off for the captain
David Abraham gets to captain the team in his final home match against FC Schalke 04 before hanging up his boots, and Luka Jovic finds the back of the net twice in a storybook return for theEagles that results in a 3-1 win.
Runs and records
Eintracht’s winning streak in the league is halted by a 2-2 draw away to Freiburg, but the Eagles then record another five consecutive victories. Over a ten-game unbeaten spell, they pick up 28 of a possible 30 points and climb to third in the table.
Great performances in front of goal
By the end of the season, Eintracht had found the back of the net 69 times – the most in the Bundesliga since the 1991/92 season (76 goals in 38 matches). André Silva made a big contribution to that tally, the Portuguese striker setting a new club record with 28 goals.
Big wins in March and April
Matchday 23 sees the unbeaten run come to an end in Bremen with a 2-1 defeat, which is then followed by draws at home to VfB Stuttgart and away to Leipzig. The Eagles then defeat three direct rivals for the European spots in Union Berlin (5-2), Borussia Dortmund (2-1) and VfL Wolfsburg (4-3).
Tough end to the season
The following week, Eintracht crash to a 4-0 loss in Mönchengladbach. There then comes a 2-0 home win against Augsburg, a 3-1 loss in Leverkusen, a 1-1 draw at home to Mainz and a 4-3 defeat away to Schalke. Fortunately, a strong season overall is capped off by a 3-1 win at home to SC Freiburg.
Summary: Up-and-down season with a few records
At the end of the day, an exciting and rather turbulent campaign resulted in Eintracht’s highest Bundesliga finish since 1993/94, with the 60-point haul also being the third best in the club’s history in the top flight. Board spokesman Axel Hellmann said quite simply that "Eintracht Frankfurt have had an excellent season”, and who are we to argue?