Stepping onto the big football stage at FC Bayern and still about to set an absolute horror record? This scenario flourishes on the upcoming matchday of the Bundesliga Julian Green. Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic, meanwhile, could be celebrating a historic anniversary.
If Filip Kostic scores again against FC Augsburg (January 16, 3:30 p.m.) in the Eintracht Frankfurt jersey, the Serb should celebrate his 50th assist for the Hessians in the Bundesliga. A mark that only one SBU player has reached since data collection began in the 1988/89 season: Uwe Bein. This is reported by the “kicker”.
However, the ex-German national player only needed 111 games for 50 assists, Kostic is about to make his 115th Bundesliga appearance for Eintracht.
All in all, Bein’s résumé also includes 65 assists in 150 Bundesliga games for Frankfurt, a value that Kostic can only top if he remains loyal to the Adlerträger. However, the left winger’s contract ends in the summer of 2023, and a separation was imminent before the current season. Kostic is said to have even refused to play for Eintracht in the final spurt of the 2020/21 season. In the meantime, however, the misconduct has been cleared up, Kostic’s performances on the pitch ensured reconciliation with fans and those responsible.
Former Bayern talent no guarantee of success
Julian Green looks back on a less glorious time in the German upper house. The American, who matured into a top talent in FC Bayern’s youth and was rewarded for this by Pep Guardiola in 2013 with a Champions League appearance, has not yet won any of his 16 Bundesliga games so far: he scored with Hamburger SV In 2014/15 there was a draw and four bankruptcies, followed by two draws and nine defeats with his current employer Greuther Fürth in 2021/22.
Should Fürth not win against Arminia Bielefeld (January 16, 5:30 p.m.) and Green are on the pitch, the 17th Bundesliga game without a three-pointer would be tantamount to setting a record: only Florent Muslija survived 17 times 2018/19 with Hannover 96 without success.