Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic scored a goal in each half to help his team guarantee a 3-0 victory over strugglers VfB Stuttgart on Sunday, lifting them into fourth place in the Bundesliga and in contention for a Champions League spot.
Serbia international Kostic fired in from a tight angle on the stroke of halftime later Ante Rebic’s campaign was evaporating from the 39th minute and then struck in the 64th.
Luka Jovic caught his 16th goal of the campaign while within the 84th to place last season’s German Cup winners, who are the last German team left in European club competition this season, in to fourth spot in 49 points, two ahead of Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Schalke 04 earned a much-needed 1-0 success over Hanover 96 in interim coach Huub Stevens’ second game in charge because of Suat Serdar’s 39th second winner, to go away six points away from the relegation zone.
This had been the first league win in their last eight league matches for last season’s runners up, who transferred up to 26 points and into 14th place.
Borussia Dortmund, on 63 points, reclaimed top spot with a last-gasp 2-0 success over VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday as champions Bayern Munich slipped with a 1 1 draw Freiburg to stay two things behind on 6-1.