Gladbach gain three valuable points
Igor de Camargo's late goal gave Borussia Monchengladbach a 1-0 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt and three crucial points in their fight against relegation.
De Camargo scored in the 84th minute for the visitors, who had won just one of their last seven Bundesliga matches. Gladbach still are cellar dwellers with 16 points but Michael Frontzek's team are now level on points with Stuttgart.
Frankfurt have still not scored a goal in 2011 and remain ninth on 26 points after a fourth defeat in five games. The first chance of the contest went to Frankfurt after nine minutes as Caio's 22-yard blast sailed just over the bar.
Caio again proved dangerous in the 33rd minute as his shot deflected off Tobias Levels, hit the post and rebounded into the grateful arms of Gladbach goalkeeper Christofer Heimeroth.
Gladbach finally had a decent opportunity four minutes before the break as Mohamadou Idrissou headed on a cross to the far left post - but de Camargo headed wide of the target.
The guests nearly took the lead just seconds into the second half but Frankfurt goalkeeper Oka Nikolov made a superb save from Karim Matmour's attempt. Frankfurt put the ball in the goal after 62 minutes but Martin Fenin was ruled offside.
Gladbach thought they had scored with 20 minutes to play as de Camargo's header was held and batted back into play by Nikolov, who was inside his own goal. But the linesman did not rule the ball had crossed the line.
The decisive breakthrough came in the 84th minute on the counter attack. Matmour crossed from the left side to de Camargo, whose left foot shot was slowed by Nikolov but rolled just inside the far right post.
The Belgian nearly got on the scoresheet again two minutes later, shooting just right of the target from 18 yards, before Marco Reus' went close with a looping attempt in the 87th minute.