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Frankfurt frustrated, Gladbach rise to seventh

Published: Sunday 17 March 2013, 19.30CET
Just one point separates five teams hunting fourth place in the Bundesliga after Eintracht Frankfurt lost 2-1 to VfB Stuttgart and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach beat Hannover 96 1-0.
Frankfurt frustrated, Gladbach rise to seventh
Luuk de Jong (3rd L) celebrates scoring Gladbach's winner against Hannover ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 17 March 2013, 19.30CET

Frankfurt frustrated, Gladbach rise to seventh

Just one point separates five teams hunting fourth place in the Bundesliga after Eintracht Frankfurt lost 2-1 to VfB Stuttgart and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach beat Hannover 96 1-0.

The race for fourth place in the Bundesliga has been blown wide open after Eintracht Frankfurt slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home against VfB Stuttgart and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach edged Hannover 96 1-0.

Frankfurt, the current incumbents of the final UEFA Champions League qualifying berth, passed up the opportunity to move three points clear of the chasing pack despite taking a first-half lead through Stefan Aigner.

Vedad Ibišević pegged the hosts back, scoring his 12th goal of the season from the penalty spot shortly after half-time, before Georg Niedermeier grabbed the winner midway through the second period.

The defeat leaves Frankfurt fourth, ahead of FC Schalke 04 on goal difference and a point clear of three teams on 38 points, among whom are Mönchengladbach.

Lucien Favre's side are mounting a raid on the European places – defeating Frankfurt themselves a fortnight ago – and they extended their unbeaten run to four matches with a narrow win against Hannover. Their match winner in that trip to Frankfurt, Luuk de Jong was again the hero, chipping in the only goal of the game.

Last updated: 18/03/13 1.27CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 20/03/2013 13:05 CET

17/03/2013

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach1-0HannoverHannover

L. de Jong 36

Venue: Monchengladbach

17/03/2013

Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt1-2StuttgartStuttgart

Aigner 17

Ibišević 49 (P), Niedermeier 71

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

16/03/2013

LeverkusenLeverkusen1-2BayernBayern

Rolfes 75

Gomez 37, Wollscheid 87 (o.g.)

Venue: Leverkusen

16/03/2013

NürnbergNürnberg3-0SchalkeSchalke

Feulner 31, Esswein 69, Frantz 87

Venue: Nürnberg

16/03/2013

HamburgHamburg0-1AugsburgAugsburg

Callsen-Bracker 8

Venue: Hamburg

16/03/2013

BremenBremen2-2FürthFürth

Hunt 47 (P), 70 (P)

Fürstner 56, Petsos 62

Venue: Bremen

16/03/2013

HoffenheimHoffenheim0-0MainzMainz

Venue: Sinsheim

16/03/2013

DortmundDortmund5-1FreiburgFreiburg

Lewandowski 41, 45+1, Nuri Şahin 44, 72, Bittencourt 78

Schmid 28

Venue: Dortmund

15/03/2013

WolfsburgWolfsburg1-1DüsseldorfDüsseldorf

Olić 51

Bolly 37

Venue: Wolfsburg

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