For the eleventh time in the Bundesliga's 50-year history, a freshly-promoted club has gone on to make the leap straight into Europe. Eintracht Frankfurt were the last side to pull off the feat, at the end of the 2005/06 campaign, and it is they, once again, who have managed it this season.
In the dying minutes of a dramatic match the Eagles put themselves on the road to Europe. 51,500 celebrated a 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg and going through to the UEFA Europa League. Polak (8') and Diego (19') had put VfL two goals up, Meier got one back with a penalty (36' - Hasebe was sent off). And a stoppage time own goal of Rodriguez sealed it for SGE - the chant "Eintracht Frankfurt international" was echoing through the arena.
The Eagles took away a point from struggling Werder Bremen who avoided relegation with today's draw. De Bruyne (22') and Lakic (51') scored the goals in a tense and entertaining match. Eintracht are still in the driver seat for European competition with next week's home match against VfL Wolfsburg.