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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Ihlas Bebou (47')
  • Filip Kostic (15')
  • Obite Ndicka (62')
  • André Silva (64')

Filip Kostic stars as Eintracht Frankfurt win at Hoffenheim

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Filip Kostic scored once and set up another two goals to guide Eintracht Frankfurt to a 3-1 victory at Hoffenheim on Sunday as their third straight Bundesliga win kept them in fourth place and on course for a Champions League spot.

Eintracht, who have won seven of their last eight league games, quickly took control and Serbia winger Kostic broke clear down the left and fired in a fine left-foot shot from a tight angle.

The visitors controlled the pace in the first half but Hoffenheim drew level in the 47th with substitute Ilhas Bebou shaking off two Frankfurt players before drilling the ball home two minutes after coming on.

Frankfurt, however, struck twice in three minutes with their first chances in the second half with Evan Ndicka heading in what initially had looked like a harmless free kick from Kostic.

Andre Silva powered in a downward header at the far post from a superbly chipped Kostic cross in the 64th to complete a lightning-quick counter-attack that caught Hoffenheim completely off guard.

Portuguese Silva has now netted 17 times and is second on the scorers list behind Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski who has 24.

Frankfurt are on 36 points, one ahead of Bayer Leverkusen, and two behind third-placed VfL Wolfsburg. Bayern Munich lead the title race on 48 points.

The late Sunday game between Arminia Bielefeld and Werder Bremen was postponed due to heavy snow in the northwestern part of the country.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 30 +47 71
2 RB Leipzig 30 +28 61
3 VfL Wolfsburg 30 +24 57
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 +17 56
5 Borussia Dortmund 30 +22 52
6 Bayer Leverkusen 30 +14 47
7 Borussia Monchengladbach 30 +8 43
8 FC Union Berlin 30 +7 43
9 SC Freiburg 29 +2 40
10 VfB Stuttgart 30 +3 39
11 TSG Hoffenheim 30 -5 35
12 FC Augsburg 30 -15 33
13 Mainz 29 -17 31
14 Werder Bremen 30 -15 30
15 Arminia Bielefeld 30 -23 30
16 Hertha Berlin 28 -14 26
17 FC Cologne 30 -25 26
18 Schalke 04 30 -58 13