Hertha Berlin preview: Return to the Olympiastadion
Seven months after winning the DFB Cup final, Eintracht Frankfurt return to the Olympiastadion in the German capital when they take on Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
That day, 19 May 2018, has gone down as one of the most important dates in Eintracht's long history, the 3-1 victory over clear favourites Bayern Munich handing the Eagles their fifth cup title. This weekend, head coach Adi Hütter's charges return to the scene of their triumph in a clash with Hertha on Bundesliga Matchday 14.
Meeting of equals
This fixture is one between two teams on an equal footing. Eintracht are currently fifth in the standings on 23 points, with Hertha lurking just outside the European spots in seventh place on 20 points. The Eagles come into the game on the back of a 2-1 loss to Wolfsburg, their first defeat in 12 matches following a run of ten wins and a draw, while Hertha recorded a 2-0 victory away to Hannover 96.
Comeback for Salcedo?
Carlos Salcedo is in line to make his comeback from injury after approximately three months on the sidelines having sustained ankle damage against Werder Bremen on Matchday 2. The defender, who participated at the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Mexico, has regained fitness and was included in the squad against Wolfsburg last week.
Kick-off: Saturday 8 December 2018, 18:30 CET, Matchday 14 of the 2018/19 season
Venue: Olympiastadion, Berlin
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