Borussia Monchegladbach climbed to third position in the table following a 3-1 away win against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Commerzbank Arena on Saturday night.
Alassane Plea put the visitors ahead with a low shot after just 35 seconds.
The hosts struggled to get going after being off for almost two months and conceded again in the seventh minute.
Ramy Bensebaini found space on the left , his pass into the six-yard box easily converted by Marcus Thuram.
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Eintracht Frankfurt tried to come back into the game but their attacking play, while industrious, failed to produce any significant chances.
Monchegladbach netted the third goal from the spot in the 18 minutes from time.
Evan N’Dicka brought down Breel Embolo inside the box and Bensebaini stepped up to convert the penalty.
Frankfurt pulled one back in the 80th minute. Andre Silva beating goalkeeper Yann Sommer to get a consolation goal for the Eagles.