A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Friday:
Fresh off a 4-1 win over Werder Bremen in its opening Bundesliga game, Hertha Berlin plays Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday. Hertha looked to have integrated new signings like former Lyon midfielder Lucas Tousart and former Cologne forward Jhon Cordoba well in the win over Bremen, with Cordoba scoring off the bench. Frankfurt needs to pick up the pace after a 1-1 draw with promoted Arminia Bielefeld last time out.
Lille is one of three sides still unbeaten and will go top by beating Nantes at home. Fifth-place Lille is well-organized as usual under coach Christophe Galthier but is lacking a goal threat, despite having dangerous wide players Luiz Araujo and Renato Sanches. After netting 229 goals in Turkish soccer, veteran striker Burak Yılmaz is finding it tough to settle at Lille and has yet to score in four matches. Nantes is languishing near the bottom of the table, but boosted its confidence by coming back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against league leader Saint-Etienne last Sunday
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