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TheEnhancedExe

They're now the lowest placing team ever to qualify for the Champions League. If you include the European Cup, they tied the record of Aston Villa, who was also 11th in 1981/82 when they won it and qualified for the following season.


Makkaroni_100

Imo that's the most impressive crazy thing about this final win.


niceville

They won 7 Europa games and 10 league games!


ayyndrew

They won 5 out of their last 15 games, all of which were Europa League wins


JWGhetto

Priorities


flyingBSolo

Was it a 20 team league back then? If so it say it's a valid tiebreaker to call Frankfurt the lowest placed team


TheEnhancedExe

It was a 22 team league back then.


__crackers__

> Aston Villa, who was also 11th in 1981/82 when they won it As far as I can tell, Doug Ellis fucked off for one year, and Villa immediately went from mid-table to European Champions. He came back, and it's been mid-table ever since.


Rickcampbell98

I wonder who we beat to do that.....


The_Foreign_Pie

1st seed as well right?


iftair

Winners of EL goes to Pot 1 of CL


LampseederBroDude51

Yes


xyzTr1LL

Yes


Hare712

Now imagine the face of Barcafans when they get into the same group as Frankfurt.


tdatcher

I'd take them on


MarioInOntario

As a show of good support, perhaps Barca fans might invade Frankfurt’s stadium for that game and clinch a win but not sure if most of them could afford it


_Zer0Two

Frankfurt fans will fill the stadium before the barca fans even reach germany. And even if barca fans invade the stadium, the frankfurt fans will still be louder than them


IAmSkylarWhiteYo

> And even if barca fans invade the stadium Bold of you to assume Raj from Jaipur will make it.


BobaFettAss

🤣


Rickcampbell98

Are we going to pretend that barca don't have "real" fans or something lol.


wifi_buster

Have to imagine it cause we know they won’t be at the Nou Camp


Vectivus_61

It's the Spotify Camp Nou, thank you verra much.


Dorangos

So that's where my streaming royalties are going.


FuckVeggies

Real madrid fans with Spotify subscription punching air rn


FootballFTW

I actually want them lol


YeboahsZeuge

Will you have your own stadium by then?


Conankun66

you wanna give up your stadium again?


shugazi93

Loads of us are hoping for it.


majnubhaispainting

One German invasion wasn't enough?


violenceandvomit

No one expects the German invasion


FiresideCatsmile

why, do you wanna sell off the tickets again?


Pupperinho

It's much, but it's not honest work.


Deluxe07

You’d get smacked again


Katie_DL

I don’t see Borre getting enough love in this sub


dodo667418

Love the guy. Always giving his all on the pitch, he drops really deep and runs a lot each game. He's not the most clinical striker, but he's scored or assisted when it mattered the most, super clutch player. He will only get better with a proper striker next to him, expecting bit things from him and Kolo Muani next season!


OG-Bahiense

Miss him and his goals on offside. I'm not an german-league follower, but I cheered for you against barsa and today. Love your "hinchada".


Xtarviust

Borré is a fucking Chad, man, just his first season in Germany and he is already a legend for Frankfurt Fucking Rueda, I'm still salty because that clown wasted all the talent Colombia has right now with players like Díaz, Sinisterra, Borré, etc and we will miss WC thanks to him


lunacraz

how are your midfielders/defenders? all i know is Mina who I'm not sure how good he is at all


inthezoneautozone12

Mina is pretty good he is everton's and colombia's best defender when fit which is a rarity. Davinson isnt consistent so not great, mojica and cuadrado as fullbacks are very good, Uribe, barrios and james is a pretty good midfield trio. Talented squad that should easily qualify to the world cup on paper.


Fuzziestwuzzy

Man ever since that cross which led to the goal in the first minute vs West Ham i've been in love with him


SandwichesFN

And that screamer against barca


SirNukeSquad

Honestly I thought he wasn't all that good in the few first Frankfurt games I watched this season. Boy he proved me wrong, what a player.


MOBYXLGames

Imagine they pull a Villareal and make the UCL semis


granitibaniti

We will win the final and then procede to lose the relegation battle in the BL🤠


Thfcaditya112

2011Schalke but even better


SirNukeSquad

Wins Champions League Loses relegation play off to Sandhausen Refuses to elaborate *Steigt ab*


TheEnhancedExe

You forgot "Plays 2.Bundesliga and Champions League in the same season".


SirNukeSquad

The meme only consists of four lines though. Edit: Also the last line is usually very short.


nimrodhellfire

Pretty sure any Frankfurt fan would 100% sign up to that timeline.


Gluroo

honestly though, i'd almost believe it if they get some good signings these fuckers do black magic in europe, its not normal


just_dew_eat

This time they go all the way to the final


Vagabond21

For family


Deluxe07

One last ride


Vagabond21

They’ll be saying that even when it’s F&F 37: Jurassic park


jd451

Toretto's vehicle of choice? A T-Rex with a blower on its head. The muscle car of the jurassic period


mihai41x

Vin Diesel crying in a corner


SlightCarpet

They'll keep coming back to the CL year after year despite finishing 5th and lower in the Bundesliga.


Anionan

All-German semifinals here we go


Rob0tUnic0rn

As a dortmund member who lives there, im all for it


kalamari__

5 german clubs in the CL next season hell yeah!


ACMBruh

Italy is so 4th next year in coefficient :( our best year is going away too. Congrats though


Makkaroni_100

Depends, to have more clubs in the competion doesnt boost your coefficient. If Frankfurt fails and only gets 3th or 4th it could decrease it. But yes, bad German year will go away and a good year from italy also.


CaTionThunder

Maybe they go out as third and do the Sevilla special


SirNukeSquad

That was clear before Eintracht's win, no?


ACMBruh

I mean the gap will widen further unless one of our top 4 has a miracle season


Makkaroni_100

More clubs in the competion doesnt mean more points for your Nation, since it only took the mean over all clubs.


ACMBruh

Wow all of these years and I never knew that. Still more chances to advance or drop down to Europe league I suppose


Chricri3112

So Germany will have 8 teams in Europe next year. I'm honestly scared for the ranking.


CarlSK777

You shouldn't be. Germany might pass Italy but the gap between 4th and 5th is pretty big.


Ibra180

As long as you are above France everything is fine


Swarilord

Trapp and Borré were so fucking good


SandwichesFN

What a miracle save at the end. Definitely the hero of the match


Swarilord

2 miraculous saves. The free kick also was actually really good


azryptas

Whatever happened to Hauge? He lost the ball mostly by trying to dribble.


Conankun66

nerves most likely


SleepTightLilPuppy

Could be a good year for Germans in the CL.


-Dear_Ambellina-

Need it after this year's flop.


boxro

Toni Kroos is going to play in the final tho


Paddy31

And theres this one coach


OCV_E

Yeah what was his name again? Matze Knop?


violenceandvomit

No, it was like thing, wait I got it Guido Knopp


grog23

They meant as a league


ibmthink

No Wolfsburg in there, that's a good start


donfranklin

Or only Bayern going to the knockout stage. Again…


The-Berzerker

Bayern - Frankfurt CL final, BvB chokes in group stage again. Heard it here first people


The_Foreign_Pie

Not if your name is ilkay gundogan 😅


Qiluk

He'll join us on a low wage just because he loves us and win it next year. Right?.. Right?


Unban_Ice

Yeah if only Lewandowski wouldn't leave this summer, that would be great


mihai41x

Is this Choupo-Moting music that I'm hearing?!


FelixSmith1894

It’s Choupo Moting outta nowhere


codespyder

“Choupo? After all this time?” *”Always”*


exolomus

[You heard it here first.](https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/uj7287/z/i7h7cav)


fluter_

Lol as 11th in the league


DieLegende42

Weirder things have happened. Union Berlin qualified for the 2001/02 Uefa Cup as a 2nd league team by reaching the domestic cup final


Jayer244

Oh yeah so did we in 1992/93 by winning the domestic cup. As 2nd league team as well


CrazyChopstick

So did we! Reached the final in 04, UEFA Cup qualification thanks to Bremen


TheEnhancedExe

They were actually in the 3rd tier when they reached the cup final, which makes it even more impressive.


WalterHenderson

Something similar could happen this season in Portugal. Tondela got demoted to the second league, but still has to play the Cup final against Porto. If they win (which is not very probable), they qualify to the Europa League. Which means that next season they would be in the second league but play European football. Even worse, in 2002, we had Leixões, who at the time played in the third division of Portugal, qualifying for the UEFA Cup because they reached the cup final against Sporting.


BlueLondon1905

Wigan in 2013 also played europa league and championship


acwilan

Also Birmingham at some point too


BlueLondon1905

Yes that’s correct, 2011-12 season they were Europa league and championship


Aenjeprekemaluci

FC Zurich did the opposite, qualified directly into the UEL groupstages, with winning the 2016 Swiss cup while being relegated one week prior as 10th. So they took part as second division team. They are the current Swiss champs this season.


livingoff2008

real madrid’s B team played in the Cup Winner’s Cup once because they made the final against Real Madrid and lost lol


Chricri3112

Wigan and Birmingham city played european football while in the Championship


DopeLemon7

FC Zurich did this too not so long ago Edit: in the Swiss challenge division not the English championship


xSmacks

To be fair as soon as they won against Barcelona, they stopped giving a shit about the league.


kerosha

Weren't they 9th when they beat Barcelona? Not much of a difference.


miguelvc

Shoutout to all the English teams who disregard Europa League only to focus on qualifying to Europe.


WM-54-74-90-14

Bar Chelsea English clubs are notoriously bad in the EL (we’ll see about ECL) since 1991 in relation to the resources they have available. They have like four winners in 32 years and six runners up, one being part of an all English final, which was won by Chelsea.


gridfilter667

Who are you aiming this at..? The 2 English teams in EL this season were Leicester and West Ham. Don't think you could say Leicester disregarded it, they just didn't perform well.. and West Ham made it to the semi finals whilst very clearly focusing on it over the league.


Moha2fois

Congrats to Frankfurt and mostly Trapp. Also their kit is so fucking clean wth.


Uesugi_Kenshin

PSG legend


marv257

They should sign him again, man knows how to win an international trophy...


TheEmperorsWrath

You're one to talk 😉


pumpingbomba

Europas bester Torwart


Unban_Ice

How does this work? Will the Bundesliga have 5 teams in the next Champions League season?


alvaror2002

Yes, like spain this year


TheFilu

assuming Madrid wins the final, who receives their ucl spot?


stragen595

Real Madrid. You only get an extra spot if you win the CL/EL and finish outside the CL spots in your league.


indiegogold

So is it possible to have 6 Spanish teams in the CL if CL and EL winners are outside the top 4?


lolKhamul

no. There is an additional constraint that one league cant have more than 5 teams in the UCL. If a league with 4 slots has the teams that win both EL and UCL and those teams didn't qualify though top4, the league's 4th slot goes away. The slot goes to the 3rd in the 5th best league (France) I believe. ​ The scenario is however quite unlikely because how often does a team that wins UCL not finish at least 4th in their respective league. And even if that happens, another non-top4 team in your league has to win the EL. Dont think this has ever happened but i could be wrong.


theredditbandid_

Unlikely scenario but still bullshit. Imagine fighting all season to finish 4th and having that slot taken away from you.


lolKhamul

I agree and once it will happen, the outcry will be massive but its not far-fetched to say that it will likely never happen. Its such a corner-case that requires so many unlikely thinks to happen at once: * Can only happen in a league with 4 slots so England, Spain, Germany, Italy * The CL winner has to come from that league and not place top4 * The EL winner has to come from that league and not place top4 Last time the 2nd thing happened was Chelsea 2012 so one decade ago. And obviously the 3rd didn't happen.


mskruba12

England actually still had 4 teams in the CL in 2013. Spurs were knocked out despite finishing 4th.


JJOne101

Rules were changed to max. 5 teams after that I think.


akskeleton_47

the Tottenham


Masculinum

That already happened to Spurs (of course)


champ19nz

Very spursy thing to happen.


teems

Chelsea came 6th when we won CL.


lolKhamul

was a bit confused before I realized you talk about 2012 not 2021. Unlikely but it happened. Now for the 4th team to be boned, it would still have needed another non-top4 team from PL to win the EL which obviously didn't happen. Its so unlikely.


SumbtyMumbty

the rule was changed after tottenham lost their spot.


Accomplished-Low-173

Chelsea did it in 2012


BobaFettAss

After Liverpool won the CL they finished something like 7.,8. Or 9. Place in the league in the same season. They contacted FIFA to get them into the upcoming CL for winning it the previous season. They ended with another English team in the group stage. I hope my memory doesn't fucks with me and I don't make shit up lol


buymerch

It goes down the UEFA ranking ladder. I think a team from the tenth placed country skips a qualifaction round and goes directly in or something like that.


Yavin87

Nobody.


iftair

Correct. Bayern Munich, Dortmund, Leipzig, Leverkusen, and now Frankfurt.


fluter_

That's a strong line up


Lithorex

At least half of them will bottle it as is tradition


Rob0tUnic0rn

You my friend watch german football


vadapaav

Watch Leipzig and Leverkusen be the only team in ro16


CarlSK777

Nah, Bayern is always money in the group stage. They might bottle it in the ko stage but not in the group.


iftair

It is but that all depends on who their groups are.


Spoof2020

Frankfurt doing the heavy lifting though


pixelkipper

not if non-bayern german teams in europe continue their tradition of being shite in the CL


Wasserschloesschen

> not if non-bayern german teams in europe continue their tradition of being shite in the CL The tradition of being shite in EL is dealt with. CL is up next.


Melted_Icepack

So one other team will have to lose it's place, right? How does that work?


iftair

I believe had a team that already qualified for CL group stages won Europa, then 11th in the coefficient would have had a direct spot in the group stage but neither Frankfurt or Rangers qualified for CL GS via their domestic leagues.


cortisolman

yes, Spain have had this a number of times.


Global-Jacket-3973

It even happened to England back when you guys won it.


Individual-Ad-3854

Yes


MagnumOpus27

Yes. And since Frankfurt finished the league outside the usual European positions, they get to keep all the other 7. So, Germany will have 8 teams in competitions next season.


Sadura

Yes


catch_fire

Yes


the_homework-maker

IM HERZEN VON EUROPA


captainkaba

an einem wunderschönen mittwochabend


tufoop3

Schaut mal was euch der liebe Onkel Feines mitgebracht hat


Checkheck

Nüchts wovor man sich fürchten müsste


DemetriusXVII

Coefficient stonks


karmawhore56

I remember the good times when we were ranked 2nd in 2016 I believe. Now we'll have a solid spot at 3rd starting next season but I don't see us going in top 2 anytime soon, almost impossible to compete financially.


RazZaHlol

Is frankfurt in first seed for CL now?


drtouyt

Yes.


S7ORM7ROOPER_30

EUROPASIEGER! Congrats lads!


CarlSK777

Unreal. Can't wait to see what fans have in store for their home games.


MeteorFalls297

Deserved. Would love to their fans again in the big stages.


DHA1999

And I hope Rangers can win their playoff game. Both clubs and their fans deserve Champions League nights.


drecais

Thf Rangers Fans were quiet asf tonight for some reason.


chiddie

Runners-up go into the CL playoff? I didn't know that rule, but I agree with you.


ElliotDX

No they qualified through the league. Have to win two ties now though


DHA1999

Nop, they will be on the playoff because they were 2nd in the Scottish League. Celtic, as Scottish League champions, are going straight into the group stages after Russia's ban.


aaronod

We actually would have been there regardless of the Russia situation.


Luker1967

Mostly correct but Celtic would go into the UCL regardless because Liverpool/Real are both certain to qualify for UCL through their domestic leagues. Rangers also enter at UCL Q3 rather than the PO round, I think so atleast not 100% certain.


jess0411

No, but since they finished 2nd in their league they will go to the playoff round based on Scotland's coefficient


tdatcher

2nd in Scotland gets CL playoff spot


bvb_Shaggy

Nah they dont, they qualified for Playoffs because they are second in their league.


Void_Hound

What a legendary run they did, to be talked for years and the bigger price is that Ucl spot, any team would want that monetary reward.


seanhemi

Frankfurt have qualified for the European Cup/Champions League for only the second time in their history, after 63 years! Frankfurt have only won 1 German championship in their history, doing so in the 1958/59 season (prior to the Bundesliga). This qualified them to the European Cup, in which they finished as runners-up after losing to Real Madrid 7:3 in the 1960 final, one of the greatest football matches of all time, and the last of Real's five consecutive titles from the creation of the competition. As Europa League winners, Frankfurt will be in pot 1 of the UCL draw as a seeded team.


darubeer

I knew the movement Commentator said former Arsenal man.


Cowdude179

Trapp is a god


dartthrower

Understatement.


Tyna_Sama

Kamada and Hasebe playing champions league baby. Frankfurt, I love youuuu.


mcfitmonster

Hasebe was great today.


LordMangudai

Hasebe's longevity has been actually insane, he was part of the Wolfsburg side with Dzeko and Grafite that won the Bundesliga in 2009 and now he's won the Europa League thirteen years later at the age of 38.


JoiseySho

Very excited to see how they do.


gopher33j

HOLY SHIT.


CNF1G

Congratulations and thank you!


Leez000

Congratulations Frankfurt. Sevco in the bin


Kolo_ToureHH

Yaaaassss


raz1983

Surprise outfit this season went all in on europa the barca game was fantastic hope the cl draw is kind to them.


itsablackhole

> hope the cl draw is kind to them. call an ambulance but not for me


raz1983

You were solid against West ham too a side who recently drew against Man City. Good luck to you all!


AintThatJustTheWay12

Idk why, but this comment made me die of laughter


leicamaniac520

Well deserved.


[deleted]

I fucking love you, lads. Celtic are now my second team.


Aenjeprekemaluci

Probably the team with the lowest league ranking ever to play in the UCL. Btw Eintracht deserves the UEL win! Congrats.


FPAPA931

Happy for Frankfurt


dontloseyourway1610

Congrats to both sides for a great match. Rangers are definitely going to be back


YellowOnline

I'm happy to have seen a final without psg/real/city/barca/chelsea/bayern


SandwichesFN

You will see another two next week


pumpingbomba

Im literally crying right now wtf


Velixis

Wasn't like a third of the actual team missing?