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2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Jesper Lindstrom (34')

Eintracht Frankfurt edge past Mainz to continue winning streak

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Frankfurt battles to 1-0 win vs. Mainz (2:07)

Jesper Lindstrom's first half finish sees Eintracht Frankfurt win 1-0 vs. Mainz. (2:07)

Eintracht Frankfurt earned a 1-0 victory over visiting Mainz on Saturday to make it three Bundesliga wins in a row as they climbed to fifth place before the start of the winter break.

Jesper Lindstrom slotted home the winner in the 35th minute, with the Dane scoring for the third consecutive match.

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Mainz, who had lost two of their previous eight league matches, could not break down a disciplined Eintracht defence in the first half but had a good chance through Karim Onisiwo seven minutes after the restart.

The hosts had an even bigger opportunity to double their lead when Ajdin Hrustic curled a shot over Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner but the ball bounced off the crossbar.

Frankfurt move to 27 points with the sixth win in their last seven league games, a point behind fourth-placed Hoffenheim, who drew 1-1 at home to Borussia Monchengladbach, and Bayer Leverkusen who are third and visit Freiburg on Sunday.

The Bundesliga resumes on Jan. 7.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +60 77
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +33 69
3 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +33 64
4 RB Leipzig 34 +35 58
5 1. FC Union Berlin 34 +6 57
6 SC Freiburg 34 +12 55
7 FC Cologne 34 +3 52
8 Mainz 34 +5 46
9 TSG Hoffenheim 34 -2 46
10 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 -7 45
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 -4 42
12 VfL Wolfsburg 34 -11 42
13 VfL Bochum 34 -14 42
14 FC Augsburg 34 -17 38
15 VfB Stuttgart 34 -18 33
16 Hertha Berlin 34 -34 33
17 Arminia Bielefeld 34 -26 28
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 34 -54 18