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German Bundesliga

Commerzbank Arena (ATT 40,000) 26th January 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: D Drees

Frankfurt Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim Hoffenheim

Frankfurt 2

M Lanig (35)
S Aigner (68)


Hoffenheim 1

K Volland (65)

Eintracht add to Hoffenheim woes

Last Updated: 26/01/13 7:59pm

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Eintracht Frankfurt celebrate during the victory

Eintracht Frankfurt celebrate during the victory

Hoffenheim slumped into the bottom two of the Bundesliga after being beaten by a Eintracht Frankfurt side who remain on course for a place in Europe next season.

Frankfurt completed the double over their visitors thanks to goals from Martin Lanig and Stefan Aigner with Kevin Volland bringing Hoffenheim level in between.

The three points keep Frankfurt in fourth place, three points clear of Mainz and three behind third-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Hoffenheim, meanwhile, fall behind Augsburg on goal difference and, for the first time since being promoted to the top flight in 2008, they are in a position which would see them relegated at the end of the season.

Frankfurt's top goalscorer Alexander Meier wore the captain's armband in the absence of Pirmin Schwegler and he had the first shot of the game in the third minute with Lanig following that five minutes later, hinting at what was to come for Hoffenheim.

The away side came close to netting through Volland's direct free-kick, but Frankfurt held the upper hand and took the lead in the 35th minute.

Lanig's shot took a deflection off Matthieu Delpierre and Andreas Beck was unable to stop it from crossing the line.

Hoffenheim came to life early in the second half with Volland causing the biggest problems.

He set up Firmino for a good chance which Kevin Trapp saved well before he met Beck's cross to bring Hoffenheim level in the 65th minute.

However, Hoffenheim then stopped playing and, just three minutes later, they were behind once again.

Joselu's near-post flick to a corner took his own goalkeeper Tim Wiese out of the equation and gave Aigner a simple tap-in at the far post.

Hoffenheim could not summon the strength to react again and Frankfurt had no problems playing down the clock to earn all three points.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 34 79
2 Wolfsburg 34 69
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 FC Augsburg 34 49
6 Schalke 34 48
7 Borussia Dortmund 34 46
8 Hoffenheim 34 44
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 43
10 Werder Bremen 34 43
11 Mainz 34 40
12 Cologne 34 40
13 Hannover 96 34 37
14 Stuttgart 34 36
15 Hertha Berlin 34 35
16 Hamburg 34 35
17 SC Freiburg 34 34
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 31