The draw for the first cup round has been held and Eintracht will play against a Bundesliga 2 team. Read also an update on our EURO Eagles.
Greek connection: Gekas (left) and Tzavellas during their time at Eintracht
The first round of the DFB Cup 2012/13 has been drawn and Eintracht will make the trip to 2. Bundesliga team Erzgebirge Aue in order to proceed to the next stage. Last season the Eagles won both the BL2 away match (2-1) and at home (4-0) against Aue.
Eintracht Chief Executive Heribert Bruchhagen: "It is a tough draw for us but our aim and goal is to proceed to the next round." You can check out the full draw for the first round HERE. The matches will be played from August the 17th to the 20th.
Eintracht defender Gordon Schildenfeld and Croatia had already exited the EURO 2012 competition after their group match defeat against Spain. Now Georgios Tzavellas also had to pack up after Greece was beaten 4-2 by Germany in the quarter final on Friday.
Tzavellas who was in the starting 11 has been on a loan spell to AS Monaco but will return to Frankfurt. Greece v Germany was an interesting match to watch for Eintracht supporters as also Fanis Gekas and Nikos Liberopulos - both former SGE strikers - were brought on in the second half for the Hellenic side.
(HR - 24.06.2012)