2020, a year that 1.FC Saarbrücken will remember forever, the year of the Saarhundert also
1.FC Saarbrücken are doing one of their best campaigns so far since the 3 Liga was created 12 years ago, they have started very good and are among the top 5 and aiming at the end of the season to be promoted to the 2 Bundesliga
This 2020 will be always remembered for the great campaign they did in the DFB Pokal reaching the semifnals, an amazing fairytale that made all Saarland region proud of their flagship team
RB Leipzig was paired against Olympique Marseille, despite RB Leipzig isn´t a club that wasn´t founded in DDR times there were many confrontations between East German clubs against French clubs in European competitions
1984-85 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Last 16: Dynamo Dresden vs FC Metz
1977-78 UEFA Cup 3rd round: 1.FC Magdeburg vs RC Lens
1990-91 UEFA Cup 2nd round: 1.FC Magdeburg vs Girondins de Bordeaux
1972-73 UEFA Cup 1st round: BFC Dynamo vs Angers
1987-88 European Cup 1st round: BFC Dynamo vs Girondins de Bordeaux
1989-90 European Cup 2nd round: BFC Dynamo vs AS Monaco
1983-84 UEFA Cup 1st round: 1.FC Lokomotive Leipzig vs Girondins de Bordeaux
1984-85 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup semifinal: 1.FC Lokomotive Leipzig vs Girondins de Bordeaux
2019-20 UEFA Champions League semifinals: RB Leipzig vs PSG
2020-21 UEFA Champions League semifinals: RB Leipzig vs PSG
All this teams are being the surprises in their respective domestic leagues, some of them are really close to win the title and others are very close to secure a European spot for next season (2018-19)
Lokomotiv Moskva are very near to secure the Russian title after long years of wait.
LASK Linz who promoted last season from the Erste Liga (2nd division) in which they won the title are making one of their best ever season in the Bundesliga and are 3rd now, securing a UEFA Europa League spot for next season.
Burnley, a modest team are doing the same in England and they even can climp one more place in the standings and finishing 5th also securing a place in the UEFA Europa League next season.
Büsingen es un pueblo alemán de 1.500 habitantes que no tendría demasiado de especial de no ser porque se trata de uno de los escasos exclaves puros de Europa. Completamente rodeada por territorio suizo, la localidad se encuentra a menos de tres kilómetros de la frontera con el resto del país, pero los límites del término municipal (siete kilómetros cuadrados de superficie) están todavía más cerca, a setecientos metros de la frontera.
La relación de Büsingen con las fronteras viene de muy lejos. El pueblo se encuentra en la orilla del Rin, que delimitaba las fronteras exteriores del Imperio Romano. La localidad fue fundada en el siglo V d.C., y toma su nombre de un líder germano llamado Buosinga. Hacia el siglo XIV, la localidad pertenecía a la ciudad independiente (y posteriormente cantón) de Schaffhausen, pero en 1330 los Habsburgo de Viena se apropiaron de toda la zona. Schaffhausen…
This season (2016-17) marks the 25 th anniversary of the last participation of the DDR clubs in UEFA competition (European Champions Club Cup, UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup)
Not all the last representatives clubs of East Germany in UEFA competition were eliminated on 1st round in their respective matches, Rot Weiss Erfurt progressed to the 2nd round after winning 2-0 on aggregate to FC Groningen from The Netherlands, the others did not progress to the 2nd round Hansa Rostock vs FC Barcelona, Hallescher FC vs Torpedo Moscow and Eisenhüttenstadt FC Stahl vs Galatasaray
In the Intertoto Cup Energie Cottbus played in group 4 with FC Dukla Banská Bystrica(CZE), Silkeborg IF (Denmark) and Hammarby IF (SWE) and ended last.
Hallescher FC also played in group 3 and ended 2nd
Here is a selection of Alsatian players who are currently active in their respective clubs, Almost all the players are born in Alsace but there only one exception, its the case of Antoine Griezmann who wasn´t born in Alsace but his father is Alsatian.
FC Salzburg greatest success was reaching the 1993-94 UEFA Cup final as SV Austria Salzburg where they lost it vs FC Internazionale Milano, in that year they defeated 2 German cluubs in their route to play the final
This is the list of teams that FC Salzburg has played against German clubs in all their history at European competitions
Fortuna Düsseldorf (1980-81 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup)