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The Yeboah Derby: LUFC vs Eintracht Frankfurt

On Tuesday Leeds will take on Tony Yeboah's former club, Eintracht Frankfurt, in the club's fourth match in preparation for the up coming campaign. Lets take a closer look at the White's opponents in, what I like to call, the Yeboah Derby.

Tony Yeboah. A hero for both Leeds & Frankfurt.
Tony Yeboah. A hero for both Leeds & Frankfurt.
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Eintracht Frankfurt and Leeds United have quite a few things in common. Both of them have a glorious past and rather large and raucous fan base. Impressively, 12,000 Eintracht fans travelled to Bordeaux to support their team in 2014. But it's been a while since both of these historic clubs have enjoyed the sort of success that their fans so desperately crave. Another thing that these teams share in common is a man.

A man who, after joining Leeds in 1995, lit up the Premier League with thunderous shots that have gone down in English football history. A fan who's tree trunk like thighs kept crossbars in stadiums across the country up at night. This man is of course Tony Yeboah. His stay at Leeds was short, but rest assured, it was memorable. To Leeds fans he is a cult hero but to the fans of Eintracht he is a legend. Anthony Yeboah, as the Germans refer to him, signed for Frankfurt at a time when racism in German football was rife.

But it was the Ghanian's goals and skills on the pitch that helped breakdown these unnecessary boundaries.

But enough of the Frankfurt players of the past we want to know about their players of the present. Eintracht have a number of danger men that Rosler and his men need to watch for. Recent signing, Luc Castaignos, is certainly one of them.

The young striker arrived from the Dutch side, FC Twente in the summer and has already scored this pre season. Being a new face at Frankfurt I'm sure Armin Veh, the Eintracht coach, will be wanting to get a good look at his new player. Alexander Meier, who is affectionately known as Fussballgott over in the German financial capital, has been ruled out of Tuesday's match.

Meier is a hero to the Frankfurt faithful and is an important piece in the squad. Another striker who will also miss the game through injury is Vaclav Kadlec. The young Czech striker recently picked up an injury in the U21 Championship.

In between the sticks it's highly likely that Heinz Lindner will feature for the Eagles. The 25 year old Austrian internationalrecently joined Frankfurt from Austria Wien following the departure of German international Kevin Trapp. Lindner will no doubt be looking to make an impression on his new coach and stake his place as Eintracht's starting goalkeeper.

This will be Leeds' first real test this summer and is a fantastic opportunity for Rosler to see where his squad are at. Armin Veh also sees this game as his men's first proper test of preseason, as they've only played one game so far where they lost 2-1 to 2.Bundesliga side, FC Heidenheim.

Veh is looking for his team to dominate possession and dictate the game. The Eintracht coach told German newspaper Kicker:

"We want to operate more than react and have more possession".

It is highly likely that Frankfurt will set out in a 4-4-2 with Castaignos and Haris Seferovic as the two front men.

You can watch the match on Tuesday through LUTV. Kick-off is at 5:15pm GMT. For more information head over to the club's official website.