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Away point keeps up Eintracht's Champions League push

Published on Feb 23, 2013 6:19 AM
 
Freiburg's German midfielder Johannes Flum (right) vies with Frankfurt's Peruvian defender Carlos Zambrano (left) and Frankfurt's Swiss midfielder Pirmin Schwegler (centre) during German first divison Bundesliga match SC Freiburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt on Feb 22, 2013 in Freiburg. Eintracht kept a tight grip on fourth place in the Bundesliga, maintaining their hopes of Champions League qualification, with a goalless draw at Freiburg on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Eintracht Frankfurt kept a tight grip on fourth place in the Bundesliga, maintaining their hopes of Champions League qualification, with a goalless draw at Freiburg on Friday.

The visitors were the better team in the first half but lacked the final pass to break down the Freiburg defence and not even the introduction of Canadian forward Oliver Occean in the second period could liven up the Eintracht attack.

Fifth-placed Freiburg, eyeing their first involvement in European competition for 12 years, were twice denied by Eintracht defender Stefano Celozzi when he denied Jan Rosenthal and Matthias Ginter with goal-line clearances.

Eintracht goalkeeper Kevin Trapp also did well to stop a shot from Max Kruse.

 
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