Eintracht stuns Schalke to jump to third spot

Eintracht Frankfurt beat host Schalke 1-0 courtesy of Alex Meier's fifth goal of the season on Friday to earn its first win in Gelsenkirchen in 18 years and take over third place in the Bundesliga.

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Maxim Choupo Moting (C) of Schalke and Makoto Hasebe (L) of Frankfurt battle for the ball.   -  Getty Images

Eintracht Frankfurt beat host Schalke 1-0 courtesy of Alex Meier's fifth goal of the season on Friday to earn its first win in Gelsenkirchen in 18 years and take over third place in the Bundesliga.

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The 34-year-old Meier completed a clever move in the 33rd minute, pulling away from his marker to slot in a Makoto Hasebe free kick that was played low into the box, with defenders expecting a high cross and being caught off guard.

Schalke had its biggest chance early in the second half with Guido Burgstaller, who scored the winner on his club debut last week and was again a constant source of threat, volleying just wide.

Eintracht, which bounced back from last week's loss to RB Leipzig, has 32 points. Schalke is 10th on 21.

Leader Bayern Munich, on 42 points, travels to Werder Bremen while Leipzig, three points behind in second place, hosts Hoffenheim, who are fourth on 31.

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