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Commerzbank Arena (ATT 32,400) 12th December 2013 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Stephan Studer

Frankfurt Eintracht Frankfurt vs Apoel Nicosia Apoel Nicosia

Frankfurt 2

S Schrock (67)
C Djakpa (77)

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Apoel Nicosia 0

Europa League: Eintracht Frankfurt win 2-0 to end Apoel Nicosia's hopes

Last Updated: 12/12/13 8:15pm

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Stephan Shrock: Opened the scoring

Stephan Shrock: Opened the scoring

Apoel Nicosia's Europa League hopes were extinguished after they went down to a 2-0 defeat in a must-win game against Eintracht Frankfurt.

While Frankfurt had already qualified for the knockout stages, Apoel's slim hopes relied on them winning in Germany while also hoping for Maccabi Tel-Aviv to lose to Bordeaux with a swing in goal difference.

However, Stephan Schrock headed home the Bundesliga side's opener in the 66th minute before Constant Djakpa sealed victory 13 minutes from time with a 25-yard free-kick and with Maccabi winning, Apoel were ultimately six points off qualification in third in Group F.

It was the hosts who showed first as an attacking force. Djakpa had a 25-yard shot blocked while Jan Rosenthal fired over the bar.

The Cypriots finally had an effort, Nektarios Alexandrou shooting high before Frankfurt had the best chance in the 22nd minute when Marco Russ's close-range shot was blocked by Alexandrou.

The visitors were then indebted to goalkeeper Dionissis Chiotis who parried Takashi Inui's right-footed shot.

The hosts went close again on the stroke of half-time when Inui's shot from the centre of the area was tipped round the post by Chiotis.

Djakpa shot wide and Srdjan Lakic had a header comfortably held by Chiotis before unsurprisingly Frankfurt took the lead midway through the half.

Djakpa's cross from the left found Schrock in the six-yard box and he headed the ball down into the bottom right of the goal.

Apoel then had their best effort of the match with Pietros Sotiriou forcing Felix Wiedwald to parry his shot from the right of the area.

Apoel's Europa League was then all over 13 minutes from time when Artymatas fouled Schrock and from the resulting free-kick Djakpa sent the ball into the top right-hand corner of the goal from 25 yards.

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Matches

  • Europa League

    Thu 12th Dec - Group A
    Thu 12th Dec - Group D
    Thu 12th Dec - Group C
    Thu 12th Dec - Group B
    Thu 12th Dec - Group F
    • Frankfurt
      2 - 0
      Apoel Nicosia
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    • Mac Tel Avi
      1 - 0
      Bordeaux
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    Thu 12th Dec - Group E
    • Fiorentina
      2 - 1
      Dnipro
      bet
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    • P Targu-Jiu
      0 - 0
      P Ferreira
      bet
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    Thu 12th Dec - Group G
    • Dynamo Kiev
      3 - 1
      Rapid Vienna
      bet
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    • FC Thun
      0 - 1
      Genk
      bet
      TV
    Thu 12th Dec - Group H
    Thu 12th Dec - Group I
    Thu 12th Dec - Group J
    • A Limassol
      0 - 2
      Leg Warsaw
      bet
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    • Lazio
      0 - 0
      Trabzonspor
      bet
      TV
    Thu 12th Dec - Group K
    • Sh Tiraspol
      2 - 0
      Tromso
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    • Tottenham
      4 - 1
      A Mak'kala
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      TV
    Thu 12th Dec - Group L
    • PAOK S'nika
      2 - 2
      AZ Alkmaar
      bet
      TV
    • Maccabi Haifa
      2 - 1
      S Karaganda
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Tables

Europa League Group A

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Valencia 6 13
2 Swansea City 6 8
3 Kuban 6 6
4 St Gallen 6 6

Europa League Group B

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ludogorets 6 16
2 Chernomorets Odessa 6 10
3 PSV Eindhoven 6 7
4 Dinamo Zagreb 6 1

Europa League Group C

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Red Bull Salzburg 6 18
2 Esbjerg 6 12
3 IF Elfsborg 6 4
4 Standard Liege 6 1

Europa League Group D

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Rubin Kazan 6 14
2 Maribor 6 7
3 Zulte-Waregem 6 7
4 Wigan Athletic 6 5

Europa League Group E

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Fiorentina 6 16
2 Dnipro 6 12
3 Pacos Ferreira 6 3
4 Pandurii Targu-Jiu 6 2

Europa League Group F

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Eintracht Frankfurt 6 15
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 11
3 Apoel Nicosia 6 5
4 Bordeaux 6 3

Europa League Group G

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Genk 6 14
2 Dynamo Kiev 6 10
3 Rapid Vienna 6 6
4 FC Thun 6 3

Europa League Group H

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Sevilla 6 12
2 Slovan Liberec 6 9
3 SC Freiburg 6 6
4 Estoril 6 3

Europa League Group I

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 6 12
2 Real Betis 6 9
3 Vitoria de Guimaraes 6 5
4 Rijeka 6 4

Europa League Group J

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Trabzonspor 6 14
2 Lazio 6 12
3 Apollon Limassol 6 4
4 Legia Warsaw 6 3

Europa League Group K

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur 6 18
2 Anzhi Makhachkala 6 8
3 Sheriff Tiraspol (Mol) 6 6
4 Tromso 6 1

Europa League Group L

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 AZ Alkmaar 6 12
2 PAOK Salonika 6 12
3 Maccabi Haifa (Isr) 6 5
4 Shakhtyor Karaganda 6 2

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