Frankfurt - A sensational Vincenzo Grifo free-kick helped FSV Frankfurt beat third-place 1. FC Kaiserslautern 2-0 at the Frankfurter Volksbank Stadion.

Both teams had chances to open the scoring in a goalless first half, but Grifo managed to steer a his 71st-minute set-piece into the top right-hand corner to break the deadlock and send the home fans into raptures. Frankfurt's Amine Aoudia was dismissed for a second bookable offence just two minutes later, but the hosts sealed a hard-fought win two minutes from courtesy of Zlatko Dedic's fourth goal of the campaign. The defeat means Kaiserslautern miss the chance to climb into second place in the standings, while Frankfurt jump to eighth.

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