Eintracht Frankfurt have been given permission to play their penultimate league game of the season away from the hallowed 3:30 time slot, in order to give the players time to recover after their Europa League semi-final with Chelsea. 

Adi Hutter’s team will face off against Chelsea in the two-legged tie on Thursday May 2 and Thursday May 9, and it was determined that Eintracht should not have to be ready for 3:30 on Sunday afternoon to play Mainz. 

Tradition dictates that all games in the final two weeks of Bundesliga action are played in the same time slots, but special dispensation has been afforded to Eintracht on the back of their Europa league success. 

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The fourth placed side will instead kick off against Mainz at 6:00pm on Sunday May 12, allowing for a few more hours for the players to recuperate. 

Embroiled in a battle for Champions League football, Eintracht will be hoping to pick up points against Mainz before they face Bayern Munich on the final day. 

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