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Frankfurt, Wolfsburg secure victories in Bundesliga

IANS  |  Berlin 

Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to beat hosts Hertha 2-1 on a winner from Kevin Prince Boateng, while Wolfsburg eased 3-0 past Borussia Monchengladbach at home to close the 14th round of the Bundesliga action.

Hertha Berlin's opener through Davie Selke wasn't enough on Sunday as Frankfurt rallied courtesy of goals from Marius Wolf and former player Kevin Prince Boateng, reports Xinhua news agency.

Vedad Ibisevic had the chance to break the deadlock early in the game but the striker was unable to capitalise on a moment of madness from Mijat Gacinovic, whose misplaced pass handed the hosts a golden opportunity.

However, the hosts gained momentum and opened the scoring 15 minutes into the encounter when Davie Selke nutmegged Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky to give a 1-0 lead.

Hertha's opener was a wake up call for the visitors from Frankfurt as Marius Wolf shocked the hosts with the equaliser after drilling a square pass into the roof of the net at 26 minutes played.

After the restart, both sides lacked in rhythm and were unable to produce scoring opportunities, meaning that clear-cut chances were a rare occurrence in the second half.

Things changed in the closing period when former Hertha player Kevin Prince Boateng wrapped up the victory after providing the winner with a curl into the top left corner with ten minutes remaining in the game.

With the result, Eintracht Frankfurt climbed to the eighth place and is now equal on points with sixth placed Dortmund. Hertha slumped to the 12th place after recording the fifth loss of the season.

Elsewhere, Wolfsburg snapped Monchengladbach's two-game winning run after cruising to a 3-0 victory in front of a home crowd.

The Foals lacked in penetration and failed to prove a threat to the relentless Wolves, who staged a faultless performance over ninety minutes.

Yunus Malli smoothed the way for the win with his opener in the 4th minute. Daniel Didavi doubled the lead in the 25th minute before Joshua Guilavogui sealed the deal in the 71st.

With the victory, Wolfsburg jumped to 11th position, while Monchengladbach remain in fourth place.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 13:38 IST
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