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Commerzbank Arena (ATT 51,000) 3rd May 2014 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: D Drees

Frankfurt Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen

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Leverkusen 2

G Castro (27)
E Can (36)

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Leverkusen celebrate Gonzalo Castro's goal

Leverkusen celebrate Gonzalo Castro's goal

Bayer Leverkusen remain on course for a place in the Champions League next season after beating Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 at the Commerzbank Arena.

Goals from Gonzalo Castro and Emre Can earned Sascha Lewandowski's side a crucial three points, considering their rivals for fourth Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach also won on the penultimate weekend of the Bundesliga season.

Frankfurt did not appear too concerned about losing, mustering up only a handful of attempts on goal in Armin Veh's last home game as their coach.

Veh was given a warm send-off from the Frankfurt fans prior to the match, having chosen not to extend his contract beyond this summer.

He was presented with flowers and gifts, and that trend continued into the game with Frankfurt offering their guests plenty of pleasantries.

Eren Derdiyok was chosen by Leverkusen coach Lewandowski to lead his side's attack in the absence of the injured Stefan Kiessling, and he was involved in the build-up to the opening goal, squaring the ball for Castro to tuck in from close range.

Without really breaking a sweat, Leverkusen looked in complete control of the game while all Frankfurt could muster in the first 45 minutes was a Martin Lanig header, which flashed wide of the far post.

It was a similar story in the second half, with Frankfurt appearing to stand aside and allow Leverkusen to get the win they were clearly hungrier for.

A shot from Julian Brandt took a deflection off Can before striking the right-hand post, the ball returning to Can to beat Kevin Trapp at the second attempt.

Lanig sent another header off target for what proved to be Frankfurt's best chance of the second half, although Leverkusen did not really threaten a third either.

Derdiyok sent their best chance over the crossbar, but two goals were enough to mean Leverkusen can seal fourth place next weekend by at least matching the results of Wolfsburg and Gladbach.

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Table

German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 23 58
2 Wolfsburg 23 50
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 23 40
4 Bayer Leverkusen 23 36
5 Schalke 23 35
6 FC Augsburg 23 35
7 Hoffenheim 23 33
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 31
9 Werder Bremen 23 30
10 Borussia Dortmund 23 28
11 Hannover 96 23 27
12 Mainz 23 25
13 Cologne 23 25
14 Hertha Berlin 23 24
15 Hamburg 23 24
16 SC Paderborn 07 23 23
17 SC Freiburg 23 22
18 Stuttgart 23 19