Because Germany belongs next to England, Spain and Italy to the four best countries in the UEFA five-year rating, the Bundesliga may regularly compete with seven teams in the European Cup. Currently, four places there are reserved for the Champions, two for Europe and one for the Europa Conference League.
Nevertheless, the German clubs in the coming season could exceptionally be there with eight teams at European stage. This must win Eintracht Frankfurt the Europa League, but may not climb too far in the Bundesliga.
last time with eight European starters were the UI Cup and Fairplay rating topic
The background: The Europa League winner is rewarded - as the Champions League winner - with an automatic starting place in the Champions League. If he ends up nationally in a European starting place, this place in the league is lost, so to speak, and it remains with the usual number of participants. That would be the case when RB Leipzig wins the Europa League.
Because the Frankfurters are on the best way to miss the top seven - Sieben Seven is sufficient for the right to the constellation in the DFB Cup final for Europe - there would be the associated Champions League ticket at a Europa League Triumph. As a bonus for the Bundesliga.
Then they would represent eight out of 18 clubs in the European Cup. That was the last time 14 years ago, as the VFB Stuttgart qualified via the UI-Cup and Hertha BSC via the fair play rating for the then UEFA Cup. Also 1997/98, 2000/01 and 2005/06 were eight Bundesliga clubs in Europe.