Eintracht Frankfurt missed the chance to move second in the Bundesliga after being held to a 1-1 draw by fellow title chasers Freiburg on Wednesday, a result that benefitted neither team.
Champions League club Eintracht took a 42nd-minute lead when France international Randal Kolo Muani threaded a shot past three defenders and into the back of the net for his sixth league goal of the season.
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But Matthias Ginter thundered in an equaliser two minutes after the restart to draw Mainz level. Michael Gregoritsch came close to snatching a winner for them in the 62nd but his low left-footed volley flew wide.
Eintracht, who face Napoli in the Champions League Round of 16 in February, dropped to fourth on 31 points, level with Borussia Dortmund and fifth-placed Freiburg. Bayern Munich are top on 36 points.