In-form Silva fires Frankfurt third in Bundesliga

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Andre Silva has scored 19 goals in all competitions this season

Eintracht Frankfurt continued their surge up the Bundesliga table by moving into third with a 2-0 win over struggling Cologne on Sunday, as in-form striker Andre Silva scored again.

Portugal international Silva netted his 18th league goal of the season in the 57th minute, before Evan N'Dicka put the game to bed 11 minutes from time.

Eintracht have now won eight of their last nine Bundesliga games to boost their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

They sit three points clear of fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen and ahead of fourth-placed Wolfsburg on goal difference as they bid to reach Europe's premier club competition for the first time since losing the 1960 European Cup final to Real Madrid.

Silva only has Robert Lewandowski above him in the goalscoring charts after netting his sixth goal in four matches.

Wolfsburg were held to a goalless home draw by fellow European hopefuls Borussia Moenchengladbach later in the day.

The stalemate ended a run of five straight wins in all competitions for Wolfsburg.

Sixth-placed Borussia Dortmund are six points off the top four after their 2-2 draw with Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Bayern Munich, who won the Club World Cup in Qatar in midweek, face Arminia Bielefeld at the Allianz Arena on Monday, looking to move seven points clear of RB Leipzig at the top.

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