Eintracht Frankfurt suffered a 2-1 home defeat to SC Freiburg as Hamburger SV edged Hertha Berthlin 1-0 in Bundesliga action on Sunday.
Florian Niederlechner netted a brace for Freiburg to cancel out Branimir Hrgota’s opener for Frankfurt.
The hosts suffered three straight Bundesliga defeats but beat Arminia Bielefeld in the DFB Pokal in midweek to give them some confidence going into this game.
And Frankfurt, who started the game well, took the lead on 11 minutes when Hrgota picked up a long ball forward from Michael Hector before slotting past Alexander Schwolow in the Freiburg goal.
But Freiburg were back in the tie when Nicolas Hofler fed Niderlechner, who rounded Lucas Hradecky for a 25th-minute equaliser.
Ante Rebi had a goal disallowed for Frankfurt as the first half drew to a close, before Freiburg took the lead.
Maik Frantz and Vicenzo Grifo combined to feed Niederlechner who delightfully lobbed Hradecky, in a potentially offside position, with 59 minutes played.
Frankfurt remain in sixth on 35 points, with Freiburg moving up to eighth on 33 points.
In the day’s other game, Hamburg edged Berlin 1-0 at the Volksparkstadion with Albin Ekdal scoring the only goal on 77 minutes.
Nicolai Muller came close to scoring the opener for Hamburg on 19 minutes as he raced onto a ball over the top from Aaron Hunt but Rune Jarstein made a great stop from his well-hit shot.
Vedad Ibisevic tried to play Vladimir Darida in for a good chance for the visitors but he got his angles wrong and fired wide before Ekdal turned in a good Hunt cross.
The result saw the hosts end the weekend in 16th on 20 points, and Berlin in fifth with 37 points.
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