Let f be a cuspidal eigenform of weight two, and let p be a prime at which f is congruent to an Eisenstein series. Beilinson constructed a class arising from the cup-product of two Siegel units and proved a striking relationship with the first derivative L'(f,0) at the near central point s=0 of the L-series of f. In this talk, I will motivate the study of congruences between modular forms at the level of cohomology classes, and will report on a joint work with Victor Rotger where we prove two congruence formulas relating the motivic part of L'(f,0) modulo p and L''(f,0) modulo p with circular units. The proofs make use of delicate Galois properties satisfied by various integral lattices and exploits Perrin-Riou's, Coleman's and Kato's work on the Euler systems of circular units and Beilinson--Kato elements and, most crucially, the work of Fukaya--Kato.