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Eintracht 2-0 Frankfurt-Mainz

Eintracht Frankfurt scored two second half goals to record a 2-0 win against Mainz to keep themselves lingering in the middle of the league table. 

Both teams walked into the break with a goalless draw as neither side could break the deadlock. Mainz’s Johannes Geis did come close at the stroke of the interval when the players standing in the wall blocked his free kick, seeing it pushed out for a corner kick. 

But Frankfurt didn’t need to wait too long after the interval to get the lead they had been hoping for. Sebastian Jung threaded through a nice pass to Joselu, who was inside the box, and it allowed him to finish with an effort inside the left post.

Alexander Meier then made it 2-0 for the home side when he got to the ball on the edge of the box and fired a first-time shot without any hesitation.

Nurnberg 0-2 Moenchengladbach

B. Moenchengladbach climbed up to fourth place on the Bundesliga standings as they recorded a 2-0 win over Nurnberg away from home. 

The visitors pounced after 17 minutes when Juan Arango showed a brilliant bit of skill on his set-piece. He perfectly hit the ball as it sailed straight into the back of the net with precision. 

Moenchengladbach then doubled their lead 15 minutes from full time when Max Kruse converted a penalty kick after Mike Frantz was cautioned for a foul in the box. 

 

Stuttgart 2-0 Freiburg

Alexandru Maxim came off the bench to score a goal and create one as Stuttgart claimed a 2-0 win over Freiburg. 

Daniel Didavi fired a projectile on goal from long distance as it sailed nicely towards the roof of the net, however, it was brilliantly parried away by Oliver Baumann. 

Neither side could break the deadlock after 45 minutes, as they walked into the tunnel with a goalless scoreline. 

The hosts did eventually take the lead on 70 minutes and in stunning fashion. Alexandru Maxim founds some space for a shot deep inside the box as he whipped a hard volley leaving the ‘keeper hopeless. 

Stuttgart then put the result beyond a doubt when Maxim turned provider with a teasing cross from the resulting corner, allowing for Martin Harnik to prod it in.  

Werder Bremen 1-1 Schalke 

Schalke bounced back from a goal down to help salvage a 1-1 draw away to Werder Bremen at the Weserstadion. 

It didn’t take long for the home side to break the deadlock when they snuck the lead after a quarter of an hour had been played. Franco Di Santo received a delightful pass inside the box, and he slotted the ball past the goalkeeper to conclude a brilliant finish.

But their hard work was undone when Schalke pounced back with a goal of their own in the 35th minute of play. Leon Goretzka got to the ball after a big mistake by an opposition player to score with a precise shot into the left side of the goal.

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